Viggo Mortensen

‘Bourne 5’ Wants Viggo Mortensen as the Villain

‘Bourne 5’ Wants Viggo Mortensen as the Villain

Just hours after we reported that Bourne franchise star Julia Stiles is reprising her role as Nicky Parsons in Universal's Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel, a new report has surfaced about who may play the bad guy. The Wrap's Jeff Sneider claims that Viggo Mortensen has been offered the main villain role, but it isn't known if the actor plans on accepting this offer or not. This will be the first time Matt Damon is returning to the beloved franchise since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum.

Paul Greengrass is directing and co-writing the new Bourne screenplay with Christopher Rouse. No plot details have surfaced yet, but producer Frank Marshall recently revealed that they are in pre-production, with the filmmakers scouting locations and casting. It isn't known when production may begin, but the studio has already set a July 29, 2016 release date, so shooting may begin sooner than later.

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‘Far from Men’ International Trailer Starring Viggo Mortensen

‘Far from Men’ International Trailer Starring Viggo Mortensen

A man without a true home finds an unlikely ally as he fights for survival in the first international trailer for Far from Men. Viggo Mortensen stars as Daru, a teacher who is caught in the crossfire of the Algerian War, where he is forced to escort a dissident named Mohamed (Reda Kateb) to the police. As the war gets more dangerous, Daru and Mohamed must work together to escape through the Atlas mountains.

In addition, we also have new photos from director David Oelhoffen's drama, which will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, before its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9.

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Viggo Mortensen's ‘Captain Fantastic’ Heads to Entertainment One

Viggo Mortensen's ‘Captain Fantastic’ Heads to Entertainment One

Entertainment One (eOne), in association with Shivani Rawat and Nimitt Mankad, through ShivHans Pictures, and Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof, through Electric City Entertainment, announced today that it has secured the international rights to Captain Fantastic, the comedy-drama starring Viggo Mortensen, written and directed by Matt Ross. eOne will handle sales of the film in all territories outside of the US, as well as directly distribute Captain Fantastic through its own distribution infrastructure in the UK, Canada and Australia/New Zealand.

It was also announced today that Steve Zahn, Kathryn Hahn, Missi Pyle, and Erin Moriarty have joined the film's cast, which also features Frank Langella and a group of up-and-comers including George MacKay, Annalise Basso, Samantha Isler, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks and Charlie Shotwell.

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Viggo Mortensen Takes the Lead in ‘Captain Fantastic’

Viggo Mortensen Takes the Lead in ‘Captain Fantastic’

Viggo Mortensen has signed on to star in the indie drama Captain Fantastic for Electric City Entertainment and director Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms).

The actor will portray a father, who has lived off the grid in the Pacific Northwest forest with his six young children for the past decade. He must now return to acclimate his children to modern society.

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‘Everybody Has a Plan’ Trailer

‘Everybody Has a Plan’ Trailer

The first trailer has been released for Everybody Has a Plan, director Ana Piterbarg's drama that debuted over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. Viggo Mortensen stars as Augustin, a man who assumes the identity of his twin brother Pedro. He comes to learn that his brother was immersed in the Argentinian criminal underworld.

After years of living in Buenos Aires, Augustin (Viggo Mortensen) is desperate to abandon his unfulfilled life and change the man he has become. Following the death of his twin brother Pedro, Agustin takes on his brother's identity and leaving his past behind, he sets out for Tigre Delta, the area where he spent his childhood.

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‘On the Road’ Poster with Viggo Mortensen as Old Bull Lee

A new character poster has debuted for the upcoming adaptation On the Road, which currently doesn't have a release date lined up yet. This one-sheet offers our first look at Viggo Mortensen's Old Bull Lee, sporting the classic 50s horned rimmed glasses and fedora. Take a look at Old Bull Lee as seen in On the Road.

On the Road was released March 22nd, 2013.

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‘A Dangerous Method’ Trailer

David Cronenberg directs Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Keira Knightley in the new drama A Dangerous Method, which looks at the love triangle between renowned Dr. Carl Gustav Jung and newcomer Sigmund Freud, who both fall for a beautiful, yet severely unbalanced patient. The first trailer for this Oscar contender has been released, which you can analyze below.

A Dangerous Method was released November 23rd, 2011.

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‘A Dangerous Method’ Lands at Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired the US Rights to David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method from UK based Hanway Films. The film, produced by Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast), stars Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and Vincent Cassel. The film is currently in post-production.

Cronenberg once again gathered a prestigious crew to work on A Dangerous Method, director of photography Peter Suschitsky (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises), composer Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Avatar), editor Ronald Sanders (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Coraline), costume designer Denise Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, The Incredible Hulk) and production designer James McAteer (Good Will Hunting, A History of Violence, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). The screenplay was adapted by Christopher Hampton (Atonement, The Quiet American) from his own play.

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