Casting

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I always dreamt of shooting in Argentina. Since I´ve began acting, long before returning to the country after living 25 years out of it, I wanted to return to make a film. - Viggo Mortensen

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Casting

"I'd always thought I'd love to be able to say I'm part of its movie history,"

Viggo talking about filming in Argentina
'If I think a film's beyond me – that's a good sign'
Imogen Tilden
The Guardian
28 May 2013




Why Viggo?

"Because the subject of ambivalence is very important and I don't know if there are many actors that can do that," she says. "It was hard for me to think of Argentine actors like that. He has something very soft and very hard at the same time and one doesn't find that so easily."

Ana Piterbarg: Life Change
translated by Zoe
Clarín
8 July 2011




'For a long time, I'd been thinking about who would be the appropriate person and I thought of him, but in an ideal way. I liked him because he's an actor who, although he's made action or violent films, offers something else behind that tough character that he portrays. And this story has to do with that other thing that is seen behind, that is intuited, or that is felt, but that isn't literally put on the screen.'

Ana Piterbarg
The Argentinian Who Convinced Mortensen
By Agustina Ordoqui ? translated by Ollie and Zoe
Infobae
16 June 2012




I think he one of the best actors in the world. In his body of work he plays such a range of different characters that I knew that he could play the two diverse roles in this movie. He is a well travelled and cultured person as well as being sensitive he can be brutal at the same time.

Ana Piterbarg talks Tigre and Viggo with The Fan Carpet's Holly Patrick for Everybody Has a Plan at the 56th LFF
By Holly Patrick
Fancarpet
20 October 2012




In terms of Viggo playing the main character, he is not native Spanish?did you have any concerns about how Spanish audiences would receive him?

Well actually from the age of 3 until 11 he grew up in Argentina. When he was a child he went to Tigre to fish. People will always make negative comments but it is never quite as they say. There is a saying in Spanish that goes 'The people are bad and they will comment.'

Ana Piterbarg talks Tigre and Viggo with The Fan Carpet's Holly Patrick for Everybody Has a Plan at the 56th LFF
By Holly Patrick
Fancarpet
20 October 2012




Ana Piterbarg didn't have such an easy time. She had directed a short and assisted on films like "Goodbye Moon" -- a thin resume for landing big talent for her debut feature. Yet when she ran into Viggo Mortensen in Buenos Aires, she asked if he would read her script for "Everyone Has a Plan," a thriller about a man who takes on the identity of his deceased twin brother.

Mortensen, who spent part of his youth in Argentina, not only humored her but agreed to star, reportedly attracted by the challenge of playing both brothers. Without him, the $3.5 million film hadn't been able to raise financing in Argentina alone for what promises to be a demanding nine-week shoot, steep in special effects and action scenes, including shootouts and two boat explosions in Tigre (a delta region outside Buenos Aires navigated only by boat).

Local filmmakers use Hollywood stars as lure
By Charles Newbery
Variety
15 May 2011




"I gave her my address, she sent [the script to me, it surprised me. I liked the script very much. It was a strange story, but strange in a very positive way, because it's very original. It's a very original thriller. What I liked immediately and what I continue to like a lot are the contradictions, the dualities that it contains, not only between the two twin brothers that I play, but also the landscapes, the city and the river, and all the characters have certain contradictions."

Viggo Mortensen
Todos Tenemos Un Plan Press Conference
By - transcribed and translated by Rio, Zoe and Ollie
La Metro Television
9 August 2011




"I always dreamt of shooting in Argentina. Since I´ve began acting, long before returning to the country after living 25 years out of it, I wanted to return to make a film."

Viggo Mortensen
Soledad Villamil - Viggo Mortensen: Brothers In Arms
By Nazareno Brega - translated by Ollie and Zoe
Clarin
29 August 2012




'Like a lot of unique movies, it took years to get together. Two or three years, probably. I kept working on her and said, "I want to be a producer. I've never done it before, but I want to do it." I wanted to make sure that whatever happened, her vision got to the screen. As a producer, I had a little more say, and I could say, "Well, let me see the script with subtitles and let me correct them." '

Viggo Mortensen: Lay off the pope
By Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
20 March 2013




"With the entry of Viggo, what wasn't viable became possible."

Vanessa Ragone, producer.
Local filmmakers use Hollywood stars as lure
By Charles Newbery
Variety
15 May 2011


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