Following on from his Oscar nod for Captain Fantastic, Viggo Mortensen may have found his next role in Peter Farrelly’s next pic Green Book.
Directing from a script Farrelly co-wrote with Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie, the film is set in 1962 and follows Tony Lip, one of the best bouncers in New York City who needs 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.
While no deals have been struck at this time, the filmmakers hope to iron out all the creases and get production underway this fall.