A History of Violence: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maria Bello is in negotiations to star opposite Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence at New Line Cinema. David Cronenberg is directing.

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.

Bello would play Mortensen's character's wife.

Bello has been working nonstop since receiving acclaim for last year's The Cooler. She will next appear in John Sayles' Silver City and she just wrapped a lead role in Assault on Precinct 13 .

Brian B.