The actor will star in and produce the next feature effort from Lisandro Alonso. While the director isn't quite a household name, his films "La Libertad" and "Liverpool" have screened at the Cannes Film Festival, so he's certainly got some cred. Co-written by Alonso and Fabian Casas, the story will follow "a Dane and his daughter who journey to a desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization." So...an even more existential or perhaps fantastical version of "The Road"? Needless to say, we're curious.
Mortensen will head to Denmark and Argentina early next year to shoot, and we'll keep our eyes peeled on the festival circuit perhaps in late 2013 or more likely 2014 for this one to pop up. [Variety]