Viggo Mortensen Will Star in New Horror Film Directed By David Cronenberg

In an illuminating article by GQ, Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen opened up about different parts of his life. For horror fans, one of the exciting questions asked was if a collaboration with director David Cronenberg, who he is good friends with, is in the works.

Mortensen replies, “It's something he wrote a long time ago, and he never got it made. Now he's refined it, and he wants to shoot it. Hopefully, it'll be this summer we'll be filming. I would say, without giving the story away, he's going maybe a little bit back to his origins.” After being asked if it’s more of a body-horror type of film he adds, “Yeah, it's very interesting. It's almost like a strange film noir story. It's disturbing and it's good, I think.”

Mortensen and Cronenberg have worked on a number of projects together, including A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method, and Mortensen’s new film (and directorial debut) Falling, which just released in the US over the weekend.