Viggo Mortensen Will Return From The Woods In New Drama ‘Captain Fantastic’

Posted by Staff in Feb 23,2014 with No Comments

At some point, I’d love to be able to report on a story involving Viggo Mortensen joining a screwball comedy in which he plays the funniest man on Earth, but his career has just featured a string of characters that are either caught up in the aftermath of some devastating event, or they’re actually going through said devastating event. To be expected, the Oscar-nominated actor won’t be changing things up with Captain Fantastic, the Electric City Entertainment drama in which Mortensen is in talks to take the lead. If only this were a superhero film, or a big screen version of the interstitial character from Do Not Adjust Your Set. Oh well.

The film’s description, via Deadline, doesn’t go into much detail, but it paints a somewhat solemn picture of adaptation in the modern world. Mortensen will play a man whose idealism led him to live in complete isolation with his six children in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. After a decade of this amenity-free lifestyle, he and his family have to return to the modern world, which will of course be quite a jarring adjustment. It’s an interesting concept, and one that will no doubt include a scene where someone in the family is blown away by smartphone technology.

This will be the second film from director Matt Ross, who also penned the screenplay, and it’s quite a step away from his first film, the one night stand romantic drama 28 Hotel Room. [Source]

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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 during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival (Photos)

Posted by Staff in Feb 12,2014 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen is at the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival promoting his new movie, ‘The Two Faces of January’. Tons of photos have been added to the gallery so, you can go there to take a look. I am working to get more soon.

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‘The Two Faces of January’ Premiere – 64th Berlinale International Film Festival
‘The Two Faces of January’ Press Conference – 64th Berlinale International Film Festival
‘The Two Faces of January’ Photocall – 64th Berlinale International Film Festival

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New Trailer For The Two Faces Of January

Posted by Staff in Feb 12,2014 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac and Kirsten Dunst go on holiday…

Hossein Amini has built a very respectable career as a screenwriter, responsible for Drive and The Wings Of The Dove and called in by studios for big would-be tentpoles like Snow White And The Huntsman and 47 Ronin. Now he’s turning to directing as well, and upcoming thriller The Two Faces Of January is his debut. Here’s the trailer and poster for the film, which stars the interesting combo of Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac and Kirsten Dunst.

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As you probably picked up from that trailer, Mortensen is a con artist and Dunst plays his wife. They’re on the run abroad when they meet local guide Rydal (Isaac) and the three work together to flee the country after the murder of a police officer. Judging by the significant glances being exchanged between Dunst and Isaac’s characters here, that isn’t all they’ll be working on either.

The Two Faces Of January is screening at the Berlin Film Festival before opening in the UK on May 16. Better get your linen suits and straw hats ready by then. [Source]

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New layouts at Viggo Mortensen Online!

Posted by Staff in Feb 11,2014 with 2 Comments

Hello there! I am so happy to announce that, finally, Viggo Mortensen Online has new layouts. A new main layout and a new gallery layout, what do you think? I really like the new look. Let me know your opinions. Also, if you find some errors, please, let me know.

The gallery is now open to the public so, you don’t need to join there to enjoy the photos. Is it a great idea? I need to add tons of new photos, scans, shoots…but please, I need some time. I will start with this tomorrow.

If you want to donate stuff or have some suggestions, please, let me know. Everything will be welcomed.

Have a great day.

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Watch: 37-Minute Interview With Viggo Mortensen On Creativity, Working With David Cronenberg & More

Posted by Staff in Jan 17,2014 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen was at the height of his popularity when the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy came out over ten years ago. Instead of capitalizing on that fame by starring in more high profile projects, he has since become incredibly selective, having appeared in only ten films since 2004 with many of them being outside typical studio fare. His collaborations with David Cronenberg include three of those ten films: “A History of Violence”, “Eastern Promises,” and “A Dangerous Method.” Which begs the question: why does he love working with Cronenberg so much? Well, he talks about that in a half hour-long interview with Jian Ghomeshi on the Canadian radio show, “Q.”

The interview, overall, is fairly loose and Viggo is able to really get into it about his working process with David Cronenberg. He talks about how Cronenberg’s convinced him to do things he otherwise would not have done, such as playing Sigmund Freud in “A Dangerous Method.” He even remarks about how apprehensive he was about starring in “A History of Violence,” but meeting with the director helped ease him into the part. It’s really interesting to hear Viggo Mortensen’s opinion on the director and when the host suggests that the two of them are like brothers, Mortensen does not hesitate to agree with him. Read the rest of this entry »

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