Viggo Mortensen is getting ready to write, produce, star, and make his directorial debut on the family drama “Falling” which will co-star acting veteran Lance Henriksen as his father.
Mortensen will portray a gay man who lives with his partner and their adopted daughter in Southern California. Henriksen will play a farmer whose attitudes and behavior belong to a far more traditional era and family model.
When the father travels to Los Angeles for an indefinite stay with his family in order to search for a place to retire, these two very different worlds collide.
Sverrir Gudnason, who takes on the role of Mikael Blomkvist in the upcoming “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” will play the partner. Daniel Bekerman will also produce.
Mortensen is coming off strong reviews for the upcoming “Green Book” in which he co-stars with Mahershala Ali. That film opens November 21st.