Viggo Mortensen is Set Make His Directorial Debut with FALLING, Which He'll Also Star In
Viggo Mortensen is set to write, produce, star in a film project called Falling, which he’ll also make his directorial debut with. Like many of you, I’m a big fan of Mortensen and the films that he’s made over the years and it’s pretty exciting to see that he’s making the leap into the directors chair! The cast also includes Lance Henriksen and Sverrir Gudnason (The Girl in the Spider’s Web).
The film tells the story of a son’s relationship with his aging father. “Mortensen will portray a man who lives with his male partner and their adopted daughter in Southern California. Henriksen will play a farmer whose attitudes and behavior belong to a far more traditional era and family model. When the father travels to Los Angeles for an indefinite stay with his family in order to search for a place to retire, these two very different worlds collide.”
HanWay Films managing director Gabrielle Stewart had this to say in a statement:
“The industry has always regarded Viggo as a really soulful artist. He is a talented photographer, poet, and musician. His screenplay for ‘Falling’ is a powerful, well-observed family drama. We are thrilled to be part of his promising and exciting directorial debut.”
Mortensen will next be seen in the fantastic looking drama Green Book alongside Mahershala Ali. Are you happy to see Mortensen move into directing?