Serbedzija Hired For “Taken 2” Villain

Rade Serbedzija (“The Saint,” “24”) has been cast as the villain in Olivier Megaton’s “Taken 2” for 20th Century Fox and EuropaCorp reports Heat Vision.

Serbedzija plays Murad, the brutal father of one of the kidnappers slain by Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) in the first film. In retaliation, he takes Mills and his wife hostage, and so their daughter is enlisted to help save them. Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen co-wrote the script.

Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace are all returning for the film which will be released next October. Shooting kicks off in Turkey and France later this month.