A History of Violence: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed Harris and William Hurt are in negotiations to join the cast of A History of Violence at New Line Cinema. David Cronenberg is directing, with Viggo Mortensen toplining.

Adapted by Josh Olson from John Wagner and Vince Locke's graphic novel, "Violence" tells the story of an ordinary family's life after the father (Mortensen) receives unwanted national attention for a seemingly vigilante-style self-defense killing at his diner.

Harris will play the bad guy who comes looking for Mortensen, while Hurt will portray Mortensen's long-lost brother.

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