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Viggo Mortensen Is 'Captain Fantastic,' Miles Teller & Michael B. Jordan Reteam (Again) For Heist Comedy & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 5:24 PM
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No, Viggo Mortensen isn't starring in some new Marvel movie, despite the name of the developing drama "Captain Fantastic." Instead, the actor will be joining "28 Hotel Rooms" director Matt Ross' film about "an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society."

Berlin Review: 'The Two Faces Of January' With Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac And Kirsten Dunst

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 10, 2014 12:05 PM
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The Two Faces Of January
On paper, there are any number of reasons to be excited for "The Two Faces of January," which screens during the Berlin Film Festival this week. The three leads, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac are all actors we admire, the director may be a first-timer in this role, but Hossein Amini is the high-profile screenwriter of "Drive" and "Snow White and the Hunstman" and, beyond that, it's based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, whose books have previously yielded such films as "The Talented Mr Ripley," "Strangers on a Train," and the underseen "Ripley's Game."

Watch: Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac & Kirsten Dunst Heat Up First Trailer For 'Two Faces Of January'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 7:08 AM
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The Two Faces Of January
While "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Nymphomaniac" and "The Monuments Men" have largely taken the spotlight at the Berlin Film Festival, that's not the only star power walking the red carpet. The thriller "The Two Faces Of January" is getting set to unspool and the first trailer is here for the sun baked thriller.

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

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 16, 2014 4:22 PM
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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."

Viggo Mortensen Says He Turned Down 'The Hobbit,' Gearing Up Directorial Debut With 'The Horsecatcher'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2013 11:18 AM
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There are few actors around as discerning, interesting and talented as Viggo Mortensen. As he's gained success in career, he's become choosier about this roles, usually going for something that stirs his heart or brain (or both), rather than the obvious star vehicle or blockbuster franchise. But of course, as Aragon in Peter Jackson's "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy, it brought the actor to the peak of fame and worldwide recognition, but count him out of any more trips to Middle Earth. Like it or not, Jackson found a way to turn the novella "The Hobbit" into three movies, in a new saga that overlaps with 'LOTR,' with a handful of characters carrying over. But for Mortensen, he wasn't interested in reprising a role that deviated from the text.

Viggo Mortensen Heads Beyond Civilization In Upcoming Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 10:20 AM
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After a two-year break between "The Road" and "A Dangerous Method," Viggo Mortensen is on something of a streak (if you can call it that). This year found the actor on the festival circuit with Walter Salles' "On The Road" and the Argentinian drama "Everybody Has A Plan," he's currently shooting "The Two Faces Of January" alongside Kirsten Dunst, and he's looking stay busy in the new year.

New Images Of Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley & More In 'On The Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2012 2:28 PM
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Did you know that Walter Salles and screenwriter Jose Rivera have three more unproduced screenplays? Or that Rivera isn't exactly thrilled that some of the lines in "On The Road" were adlibbed? Or that Salles was contractually obligated to bring in an edit of two hours? In case you missed it, those are some of the fascinating highlights from Rivera's presentation of the movie at BAM over the weekend and you can read our full recap right here. And after you've done that, take a look at the below...

New Pics From 'On The Road' Featuring Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2012 4:26 PM
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With most of the movies of the fall season buttoning up audiences with serious themes and stories, you may feel the need to let you hair down a bit. And Walter Salles' "On the Road" just may be the ticket you're looking for. The adapation of the famed Jack Kerouac book is on the last legs of the festival circuit before it lands in theaters, and a few more pics are here to get your inner beat poet excited.

First Pic Of Viggo Mortensen & Kirsten Dunst In 'The Two Faces Of January'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2012 12:04 PM
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Jesus, that was fast. With production beginning today on "The Two Faces Of January," the filmmakers haven't wasted any time in getting the buzz going around the film, with the first pic of the two leads Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen arriving.

New Photos: Joel Edgerton In 'Wish You Were Here,' Viggo Mortensen In 'Everybody Has A Plan,' 'The Sapphires' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 25, 2012 3:53 PM
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The 56th BFI London Film Festival kicks off October 10th and runs through October 21st. Like any good festival, this means a panoply of new marketing materials, in this case in the form of pictures. First up is a new pic from "Wish You Were Here" featuring Aussie stars Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer. Directed by Edgerton's fellow Blue Tongue Films cohort Kieran Darcy-Smith, the film, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year, also co-stars Felicity Price and Antony Starr.

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