Viggo and David do it again – EASTERN PROMISES

Watts & Mortensen 

Viggo Mortensen ("The Lord of the Rings") is reteaming with director David Cronenberg for Eastern Promises at Focus Features and BBC Films, reports Variety. The project, written by Steve Knight (Dirty Pretty Things), is a London thriller that centers on a nurse investigating the identity of a Russian girl who dies in childbirth. The nurse stumbles into danger when she learns the woman was a prostitute involved in sex trafficking. Mortensen plays a man caught up in the Russian mob.

Naomi Watts (King Kong, "The Ring" films) has been cast as the female lead in David Cronenberg's London thriller Eastern Promises for Focus Features and BBC Films. Variety says the film will start shooting in November, right after Watts finishes filming on Michael Haneke's remake of his own psycho-drama Funny Games. Eastern Promises, written by Steve Knight, delves into the same seedy underside of London life that he explored in Dirty Pretty Things. Watts will play Anna, a midwife at a London hospital who gets dragged into the criminal underworld when she tries to discover the identity of a dead patient.

Viggo Mortensen is set to play the mysterious and ruthless Nikolai, a man with links to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is thrown into turmoil when he crosses paths with Anna. Paul Webster of Kudos Film will produce, with Focus taking worldwide rights and BBC Films retaining U.K. TV. Mortensen recently completed work in Alatriste opposite Elena Anaya. He last starred in Cronenberg's A History of Violence.


Na, wenn das mal nicht vielversprechend klingt. Ein neuer Cronenberg, die hübsche Naomi in der Hauptrolle und Viggo Mortensen als Bad Guy.

2 Kommentare zu “Viggo and David do it again – EASTERN PROMISES”

  1. Jochen (50)
    April 25th, 2007 | 9:11

    Das sind wahrlich gute Neuigkeiten! Leider müssen wir wohl noch mindestens anderthalb Jahre auf den Film warten…

  2. April 25th, 2007 | 11:03

    Ja, aber Vorfreude ist ja bekanntlich die schönste Freude, nicht? :wink: