Viggo Mortensen is set to make his directorial debut in the family drama Falling, which he has also penned. The Green Book star is also set for the leading role as well produce the feature project.
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 behaviour 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.
The film will also star Lance Henriksen as his Mortensen’s Father and Sverrir Gudnason who will play the role of Mortensen’s partner. Daniel Bekerman is also set to produce.
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HanWay Films managing director Gabrielle Stewart said, “His Screenplay ‘Falling’ is a powerful, well-observed family drama. We are thrilled to be part of his promising and exciting directorial debut.”
She went on to comment how the industry views Mortensen as a “soulful artist” “The industry has always regarded Viggo as a really soulful artist. He is a talented photographer, poet, and musician.”
Mortensen stars with Mahershala Ali in the upcoming drama Green Book which is currently showing at the BFI London Film Festival. He was last seen in 2016’s Captain Fantastic in which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
Henriksen’s previous credits include Bishop in the Alien film franchise and Frank Black in Fox television series Millennium.