ROLE CALL: Daddy Liam

Liam Neeson is going to be a dad? That’s right. The 40-something actor has been moved up to the ranks of fatherhood — onscreen anyway.

Word has it that the ex-Jedi Knight is very close to inking the role of Leonardo DiCaprio’s pop in Martin Scorsese’s much-hyped nostalgic mob flick “Gangs of New York.”

Produced by Disney and costing more than $100 million, the flick is set to go in front of the cameras in Rome next month.