FILM: The Liability (15)

A young man discovers his deadly calling in this darkly comic road trip directed by Craig Viveiros.

Nineteen-year-old Adam (Jack O’Connell) agrees to spend a day as a driver for his mother’s shady boyfriend, Peter (Peter Mullan).

During 24 hours that he will never forget, Adam meets hit man Roy (Tim Roth), who dreams of retiring and is glad to pass on the benefits of his knowledge to an enthusiastic and gifted protege.

Adam and Roy follow their target through the forests of Northumberland but there is a witness to the slaying: a pretty and resourceful girl (Talulah Riley).

She manages to outwit Adam and Roy and leads the hit man and his sidekick on a merry dance across the North East.

Released: May 17 (UK, selected cinemas) , 82 mins