By Jonathon Dornbush
September 17, 2014 at 08:56 PM EDT
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While Liam Neeson has been a United States citizen for the last five years, he hasn’t forgotten his Irish roots. In fact, he’s apparently been exploring the country’s musical history for a project with fellow Irishman Bono.

In an interview with The Independent, Neeson, who can next be seen in A Walk Among the Tombstones, discussed a film project diving into subject matter quite different from his recent string of action movies.

“We chat,” Neeson said of him and Bono, “or with him a lot of the time I just listen. He’s a wonderful man. He’s got an idea for a script which we’ve been working on for the past six years.”

He said the film’s plot would revolve around the Irish showband movement of the 1970s, dominated by six- to seven-piece bands who covered a wide array of rock, country, and pop songs. There were no other specifics given about the film, nor any word about whether the project would ever be produced, but it sounds like a decided departure from the Neeson we’re used to on screen.