Viggo Mortensen in Talks to Join a 1960s Set Film Project Called GREEN BOOK
Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings) is one of my favorite actors so it's always good to see him jump on board a new film project. He was most recently nominated for an Oscar for his role in Captain Fantastic, which he was incredible in.
The actor is now in talks to star in a new film called Green Book, which is set to be directed by Peter Farrelly. According to Variety, the story is set in 1962 and it follows Tony Lip, "one of the best bouncers in New York City who is in need of work after his nightclub, the Copacabana, shuts down. He takes a gig chauffeuring a highly educated piano-playing prodigy who wants Lips to go on tour with him in the Deep South. While the two clash at first, a bond eventually grows as they travel deeper into the racially charged region."
Ever since Mortensen finished The Lord of the Rings films, he's been very picky about the kinds of projects that he takes on. As you've noticed, he mostly gravitates towards indie film projects that he's passionate about. When he decides to join a film, you know it's something that he's really excited about.
This seems like it would a great project for him to take on. We'll just have to wait and see if he takes it or not.