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09.12.2007
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Viggo Mortensen While doing press for EASTERN PROMISES, the David Cronenberg directed drama in which he plays a notoriously ruthless gangster tied to a young girl's death investigated by an all too curious Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen gave some info on an upcoming film to which he's attached. Says the former warrior of Middle Earth:

There’s a book called ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy. They’re going to make a movie of that and the people making [it] have expressed interest [in me]. Visually, it’s going to be a very beautiful movie. It’s a very good story.

It's a Pulitzer Prize winning story, in fact, set in a post-apocalyptic future and centering on a road trip between a father and his young son. Mortensen is presumably up for the role of "father". Read the rest of what he had to say over HERE. He can next be seen in the aforementioned EASTERN PROMISES and the drama GOOD.

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Extra Tidbit: Mortensen shares a birthday with director Danny Boyle.
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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2:53PM on 09/16/2007
I'm cool with this so long as the filmmakers are painfully true to Cormac McCarthy's work. He is one of the greatest living writers and deserves to have his work respected. That said, I think Viggo can pull it off.

Oh and how about some excitement for No Country For Old Men, I can't wait for that flick.
I'm cool with this so long as the filmmakers are painfully true to Cormac McCarthy's work. He is one of the greatest living writers and deserves to have his work respected. That said, I think Viggo can pull it off.

Oh and how about some excitement for No Country For Old Men, I can't wait for that flick.
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4:24AM on 09/13/2007

He is Vigo! You are like the buzzing of flies to him!

I can't help but here Peter MacNicol saying "It is VIGO!" (ala Ghostbusters 2) every time I see Viggo Mortensen on screen.

I love this guy as an actor and he seems like a really likable person from his interviews and behind the scenes snippets.
I can't help but here Peter MacNicol saying "It is VIGO!" (ala Ghostbusters 2) every time I see Viggo Mortensen on screen.

I love this guy as an actor and he seems like a really likable person from his interviews and behind the scenes snippets.
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12:27AM on 09/13/2007
I've just finished this novel, which is as beautifully written as it is annoying. The story is amazingly gripping, but while I love McCarthy's writing, the style bothered me at intervals. That said I was not at all keen on a film adaptation, even with The Proposition director John Hillcoat behind the camera, because of the way the novel was written, but the supposed casting of Viggo is a step in the right direction.

One gripe, the book won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for literature, yet the 2007
I've just finished this novel, which is as beautifully written as it is annoying. The story is amazingly gripping, but while I love McCarthy's writing, the style bothered me at intervals. That said I was not at all keen on a film adaptation, even with The Proposition director John Hillcoat behind the camera, because of the way the novel was written, but the supposed casting of Viggo is a step in the right direction.

One gripe, the book won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for literature, yet the 2007 paperback edition of the novel prominently displays the fucking Oprah's Book Club logo, but no mention of the Pulitzer...gotta love such a culture right?
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