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Which X Factor Contestant Just Booked a Liam Neeson Movie?

From “Stop Lookin’ at My Mom” to crime thriller movie star? The X Factor’s Astro certainly has come a long way!

Astro, aka Brian Bradley, the rap wiz who charmed X Factor viewers with his catchy rap tunes back in 2011’s season 1, has just booked a role in the upcoming thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones, and Liam Neeson is set to star!

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On March 13, Astro announced his big news on Twitter. “SCORED A ROLE IN A MOVIE WITH LIAM NEESON. AHHHHH.” he wrote.

The movie, which is based on a 2011 crime novel of the same name, also features Mark Consuelos of American Horror Story and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. It’s being written and directed by Academy Award nominee Scott Frank.

A Walk Among the Tombstones tells the story of ex-NYPD cop Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson), a recovering alcoholic who is continually haunted by his regrets. Matt reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker hunt down to men who are kidnapping and murdering the wives of drug dealers. Along the way, he enlists the help of a homeless 17 year old artist (Astro).

Congrats to Astro on his film debut! We can’t wait to see the movie hit theaters.

Source: Astro’s Twitter,

03.15.2013 / 05:45 AM EDT by Beth Douglass
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