Talented Mr Ripley Matt
June 27, 2011 by staff
Talented Mr Ripley Matt, Hossein Amini is one of the best writers around – the Ryan Gosling-starring “Drive” has received some enthusiastic reports on the festival circuit and has written next major releases such as “47 Ronin” starring Keanu Reeves and “Snow White and the Hunter “with Kristen Stewart. Now Amini has written a new movie, and it joins a well-regarded actor, Viggo Mortensen, and an equally acclaimed novelist.
Amini and Viggo Mortensen are developing an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith “The Two Faces of January,” according to a person familiar with the project who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about it publicly. The idea is that Amini for his directorial debut with the film and the star Mortensen, the source said.
1964 Highsmith thriller centers on an American con man, his wife and a stranger met on a trip to Athens. After one of them kills a Greek police, the trio entering a high-risk game with the authorities and among themselves in their attempt to cover up the crime and flee the country.
Highsmith book has much in common with one of her most famous novels, (it did, and whose film adaptation, of course, a coup in 1999 by Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow), “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” another story murderers of Americans abroad. Highsmith, who died in 1995, also wrote the novel on which Alfred Hitchcck based on its “Strangers on a Train.”
Mortensen star as one of the two male leads of “January”, the other two papers still cast. The film was initially established with the production company of the late Anthony Minghella (who directed “Mr. Ripley”). Funding is being prepared for independent production. Mortensen a spokeswoman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
“January” would bring with Amini Mortensen after the actor chose not to star in “Huntsman”. The eclectic-minded artist has not been on screen in almost two years – was last seen as a concerned parent to care for your child’s apocalyptic “The Road” in 2009.
Fans of Mortensen, however, do not have to wait for “January” is seen on screen again. Featured in the upcoming biopic of David Cronenberg, Sigmund Freud and has a supporting role in Walter Salles’ adaptation of “On the Road”.
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