Viggo Replaces Waltz On Cronenberg’s “Cure”

Following on from “A History of Violence” and “Eastern Promises”, Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg will re-team for a third time on “The Talking Cure” says Deadline Hollywood.

Based on the play by Christopher Hampton, the story revolves around famed psychoanalyst Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), his relationship with a young Russian girl (Keira Knightley) driven mad by her past, and Jung’s esteemed mentor and father of modern psychology Sigmund Freud (Mortensen).

Mortensen will replace Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz who opted out to star in “Water for Elephants” instead. Filming on ‘Cure’ kicks off on May 17th.