Oscar Isaac Joins Viggo Mortensen In 'The Two Faces Of January'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
June 29, 2012 4:00 PM
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Bet you forgot all about this one. Don't worry, so did we. First announced just over a year ago, "The Two Faces Of January" has some very strong talent behind it. First off, it's got a script by "Drive" writer Hossein Amini, and second Viggo Mortensen -- who is pickier than a five-year-old at a salad bar -- signed on to star. And then? Nothing. Financing was needed. But it looks like things are starting to happen, as casting is gearing up again with a start date now in sight.

Variety reports that the usually awesome Oscar Isaac ("Drive," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "The Bourne Legacy") will be joining the picture. Based on promising source material, the book by famed novelist Patricia Highsmith ("The Talented Mr. Ripley"), "the story follows a con artist, his wife and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer." Yep, that sounds pretty alright to us.

Amini is making his directorial debut on the picture, which will go in front of cameras before the end of year. Don't worry, "Eastern Promises 2" is still happening and will shoot early in 2013, which makes this the busiest clip Viggo has worked at in a while. But more of him on the big screen is just fine by us.

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3 Comments

  • Tomas | March 23, 2013 5:16 AMReply

    Good choices, haven't seen enough of him. Drive was okay, not enough for him in the script however to leave any sort of impression. He has the lead role in the next Coen brothers film, it looks extremely low key though.

  • Laurie Mann | July 8, 2012 8:22 AMReply

    Maybe not quite Fassbender...but close. He's chosen an interesting variety of work (kind of like Mortensen for that matter). He was amazing in the little-seen Agora. He'll be in The Bourne Legacy this summer and Won't Back Down, an indie flick with Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal this fall. Also appeared in last year's Drive.

  • kris | June 29, 2012 7:42 PMReply

    is he next fassbender?

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