Further Update: 'The Road'
7 November 2007 16:44:39
The Hollywood Reporter.
Found By: Nikkie
Our thanks to Nikkie for surfacing some early news on The Road from The Hollywood Reporter.
Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is coming to the screen, with Viggo Mortensen and Guy Pearce in leading roles. John Hillcoat -- who made a splash helming the 2006 Australian western "The Proposition" -- will direct from a screenplay by Joe Penhall, with shooting set to begin in New Orleans in January. The book, an apocalyptic tale about a father and son who walk through a ravaged post-war America, is the third recent McCarthy adaptation, following Billy Bob Thornton's 2000 drama "All the Pretty Horses" and the Coen brothers' current Miramax release "No Country for Old Men." Nick Wechsler produces.
We continue to see confusing articles and receive MANY inquiries, so this is just a quick update that we have been able to confirm from reliable sources that Viggo will play the lead (the father) in The Road with Guy Pearce playing a supporting role. Hope that clears it up for everyone.
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'The Road' is a Go!
16 October 2007 10:02:32
Reliable sources have confirmed Viggo's participation in the upcoming movie project, The Road, based on Cormac McCarthy's book of the same name. Filming is said to be set to begin in February 2008.
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