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Hollywood superstars in new movie being shot in Colne Valley

A new movie featuring Hollywood superstars Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver is being shot in the Colne Valley this weekend.

Liam Neeson features in new movie being shot in Colne Valley Credit: Dave Bedrosian/Geisler-Fotopress/DPA/Press Association Images

Schools, shops and streets in Linthwaite and Marsden will be given the Hollywood treatment as filming for for the award winning fantasy tale A Monster Calls gets underway.

The film, which was originally written as a children's novel by Patrick Ness, will also star many local people as extras including youngsters from Colne Vally High School.

Sigourney Weaver who will feature in new film being shot in Colne Valley Credit: Donna Ward/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

In the film, Liam Neeson has been cast as the monster and Sigourney Weaver as his grandma. But the pair are not expected to make guest star appearances in the valley this weekend as their voice overs will be done in the studio.