Well, Hello Viggo Mortensen! I thought you retired. I so happy to see that he's getting back up on the big screen and taking on a acting role that is sure to be amazing. We reported on the David Cronenberg film project, The Talking Cure, last year when Keira Knightly, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender were all cast to star in the film. Now today we learn that Waltz dropped out of the project to play a psychopath Animal trainer in Water for Elephants, you can read more about that film Here.
Viggo Mortensen will play Sigmund Freud in the film based on the play by Christopher Hampton, which is about the conflict between Freud and his pupil Jung.
Here is a description of the book:
Overshadowed by portents of the coming wars, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for this tale of emotional vicissitude and intellectual debate. The Talking Cure is an intimate picture of the birth of psychoanalysis and of two intense and inextricably interwoven relationships. Carl Jung uses Sigmund Freud’s “talking cure” on Sabina, a young Russian hysteric with whom he will fall in love. Impressed with Jung’s results, Freud anoints him his successor, but when Jung develops his own theories they part ways. Sensitive and intelligent, The Talking Cure illuminates the origins of one of the twentieth century’s most influential schools of thought.
Cronenberg and Mortensen both worked together on A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, both fantastic films. There's a lot of talented people on board for The Talking Cure so it's sure to end up being a solid film.
So what are your thoughts on Viggo Mortenson taking on the role of Sigmund Freud?