Viggo Mortensen is in talks to star in a film called Captain Fantastic. The title of the film can be deceiving, but just know that it's not a superhero movie. It's actually a drama that will be written and directed by Matt Ross.
Mortensen will play "an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society."
We all know Mortensen is very picky with the projects he chooses, so this must be a good one. Here's what the young director had to say about landing such a talented actor,
”Viggo Mortensen’s dedication to his craft and to the world of the story he’s telling have been an inspiration to me for years. There is a depth to his art that I greatly admire. Any film he’s in is a film I want to see. He’s one of the greats. Getting to collaborate with him on Captain Fantastic is quite literally the best thing that’s happened to me since my wife asked me to marry her.”
Production is scheduled to begin this summer.