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Line-up For Canadian Screen Awards Is Star-Studded

Posted by Staff in Feb 20,2014 with No Comments

Presenters include Viggo Mortensen, Arisa Cox, Dave Foley, Lauren Holly, and Mia Kirshner.

The line-up of presenters for the Canadian Screen Awards were announced yesterday, and home-grown stars like Arisa Cox (“Big Brother Canada”), Dave Foley (“Spun Out”), Lauren Holly (“Motive”), Amanda Brugel (“Seed”), and Mia Kirshner (“I Think I Do”) are all on the bill.

Director David Cronenberg will be honoured with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the gala event, which will be presented by his friend and long-time collaborator, actor Viggo Mortensen.

Other star presenters include Adam Korson (“Seed”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black,” “Cas & Dylan”), Shay Mitchell (“Pretty Little Liars”), Jon Montgomery (“The Amazing Race Canada”), Missy Peregrym (“Rookie Blue”), Jason Priestley (“Call Me Fitz”), and Anna Silk (“Lost Girl”).

For a fill list of Canadian Screen Award nominees, click here.

The Awards will be hosted by Martin Short on March 9th at 8pm and will be broadcast live on CBC Television. [Source]

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Viggo Mortensen’s next film is ‘Far From Men’

Posted by Staff in Sep 17,2013 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen’s career has been one of the longest and most diverse in Hollywood, and he looks set to continue that streak over the next few years. Although his career took off with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he’s been very careful about his career moves and his managed to build a resume with very high-profile jobs that are not necessarily blockbusters.

Mortensen famously turned down several major blockbuster roles, including the rumored role of the Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman. However, he was most recently seen in the critically acclaimed On The Road and A Dangerous Method. He has a busy couple of years, but he’s currently filming a movie called ‘Far From Men’, with the synopsis of the movie, “A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident is ordered to turn in to the authorities..”

He also stars in a film called ‘The Two Faces of January’ and also the untitled Lisandro Alonso project. Apart from that, Mortenson is looking to direct ‘The Horsecatcher’ and is apparently rumored as starring in ‘The Last Voyage of Demeter’. [Source]

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Viggo Mortensen to Star in French Film

Posted by Staff in May 21,2013 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen is set for his first French-language role in helmer-scribe David Oelhoffen’s “Loin des hommes” (Far From Men).

The film is inspired by “The Host,” one of six short stories in French-Algerian philosopher Albert Camus’ book, “Exile and the Kingdom.”

Mortensen stars as a French teacher in a small Algerian village in 1957 during Algeria’s war of independence from France. He is ordered to take a dissident to the authorities to turn him in but the two men unexpectedly bond.

The ¤6 million ($7.7 million) “Kingdom” is produced by Marc du Pontavice and Matthew Gledhill at Paris-based One World Films. “Viggo is a big fan of Albert Camus’ work and committed to star in the film very quickly after he read the script,” du Pontavice said. [Source]

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Viggo Mortensen to star in Lisandro Alonso drama

Posted by Staff in Nov 18,2012 with No Comments

Actor will also produce film to be shot in Denmark, Argentina

Viggo Mortensen has signed on to produce and star in Lisandro Alonso’s untitled drama set in Denmark and Argentina.

Andy Kleinman’s Massive Inc. will produce together with Mortensen’s Perceval Films banner and Alonso’s 4L. Jaime Romandia of Mantarraya and Ilse Hughan of Fortuna Films are also producing.

Production is scheduled to start early next year in Denmark and Argentina. Script by Alonso and Fabian Casas follows a Dane and his daughter who journey to a desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

Alonso’s first film, “La Libertad,” screened in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes in 2001. His last film, “Liverpool,” premiered at Cannes.

Mortensen, whose father is Danish, was last seen as Sigmund Freud in “A Dangerous Method” and will be seen next in “On the Road” and “Two Faces of January,” Hossein Amini’s directorial debut. He’s managed by Lynn Rawlins. [Source]

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‘A Dangerous Method’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted by Staff in Feb 17,2012 with No Comments

David Cronenberg’s latest drama will analyze Blu-ray next month.

In an early announcement to retailers, Sony has slated ‘A Dangerous Method’ for Blu-ray on March 27.

The film centers around the disintegrating relationship between Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) as they treat a disturbed young woman (Keira Knightly).

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Commentary with David Cronenberg, The Making of A Dangerous Method featurette com and AFI’s Harold Lloyd Master Seminar with David Cronenberg.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $35.99.

You can find the latest specs for ‘A Dangerous Method’ linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it’s indexed under March 27. [Source]

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Viggo Mortensen to receive Coolidge Award

Posted by Staff in Feb 11,2012 with No Comments

Actor Viggo Mortensen has been tapped as the eighth recipient of the Coolidge Award, given annually by the independent Coolidge Corner Theatre. He will be feted at the Brookline, Mass. venue on March 5. Previous recipients have included Zhang Yimou, Meryl Streep, Thelma Schoonmacher, and Vittorio Storaro.

Mortensen, who made his bow in Peter Weir’s 1985 film “Witness,” has appeared in a variety of films from “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy to several films for David Cronenberg including the current “A Dangerous Method” in which he plays Sigmund Freud. He will next be appearing in the screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.”

The Coolidge, an indie art deco theater that opened in 1933, is a showcase for independent films and recently received a grant to promulgate its success “Science on Screen” to theaters nationwide. It has been honoring outstanding achievement in cinema with its Coolidge Ward since 2004. [Source]

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