Sunday, December 16, 2007

Viggo Sunday

It's a blizzard outside and to make things even better, TNT is playing all three Lord of the Rings. It doesn't matter that I have them all on DVD. I have a little tender spot for Viggo Mortensen, maybe because he is a poet as well as one stunning Aragorn. I also heard somewhere (though probably a rumor) that he may play the father in The Road. Who knows...but I wonder who would be directing that. I'm not sure how well I think The Road will translate onto the screen, but I was impressed with what the Coen brothers did with No Country for Old Men.


PlanetofJanet said...


Viggo has definately signed to star in The Road. John Hillcoat is directing, and production begins in February. Given the physical condition of The Father in the book, Viggo will probably immerce himself totally in this role, like he always does, and look horribly emaciated; much to his own personal delight, no doubt.
Women the world over will be mentally feeding him burgers and shakes for a year afterwards, the lucky bastard. Some guys have all the luck, eh?

Jennifer Sullivan said...

Thank you for confirming this. What a great role for Viggo. And yes, I believe I would be one of those girls feeding him burgers and shakes. I wonder who will play the boy. Was the age of the boy ever confirmed in the book? I had a feeling he was around seven, but I'm not sure.

Frank (the Colt) said...

I wonder about The Road, I don't know how it would work on the screen. I just started reading No Country for Old Man and can't wait to go see the movie when I finish the book. Viggo was really good in A History of Violence.

A. said...

You know Viggo would be perfect for this role. He'll bring in all that and more. Talk about tender spot..

Can't wait..