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Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes godlike in "Titans"

Ralph Fiennes nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries in "Bernard and Doris" arrives at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes will play warring gods in “Clash of the Titans,” an Olympian epic that starts shooting later this month

Neeson is playing Zeus, the wise yet sometimes ill-tempered king of the gods and father of Perseus (Sam Worthington).

Fiennes (“The Reader”) will play Hades, ruler of the underworld who aims to dethrone Zeus and rule over all.

Louis Leterrier will shoot the Warner Bros. film in the U.K.

The deal marks Neeson’s first since the death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, in a skiing accident last month. The deal was initiated before the tragedy. His thriller “Taken,” released earlier this year, has proven to be a surprise hit, earning almost $140 million domestically.