Mortensen to Produce and Star New Alonso Film


Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen has signed on to produce and star in Lisandro Alonso's new film project to be shot in Denmark and Argentine, Variety reports. The film will be produced by Massive Inc. together with Mortensen's Perceval Films and Alonso's 4L production company, along with Mantarraya Films and Fortuna Films.

The yet-untitled film is scheduled to be shot early next year based on a script by Alonso and Fabián Casas. The film will tell the story of Dane and his daughter who journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

This will be Alonso's fifth feature film after La Libertad (2001), Los Muertos (2004), Fantasma (2006), and more recently Liverpool (2008).

Born in New York City, Mortensen grew up in Argentine until he was the age of 11, where he attended primary school and acquired fluent Spanish. He recently stared the Argentine film Todos tenemos un plan / Everybody Has a Plan, the debut feature film by Ana Piterbarg which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last September.