Viggo Mortensen To Direct Vicky Krieps In ‘The Dead Don’t Hurt’ – Deadline

Viggo Mortensen is set to direct and superstar along Vicky Krieps in the western love tale for The Useless Don’t Damage. The movie will start shooting on October 12 in Canada.

The film is a Talipot Studio, Recorded Image, and Perceval Photos production, produced by using Regina Solórzano (Los Reyes del Mundo), Academy Award® winner Jeremy Thomas (EO), and Mortensen, who moreover wrote the screenplay.

Talipot Studio is certainly funding the film, that’s able to shoot predominantly in Durango, Mexico, the place Talipot will manage the producing. The p.C can also even shoot in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. HanWay Movies will address international gross income and distribution.

Set in the 1860s, the film stars Krieps stars because the fiercely impartial French Canadian Vivienne Le Coudy who embarks on a dating with Danish immigrant Holger Olsen (Mortensen). After meeting Olsen in San Francisco, Vivienne consents to adventure with him to his dwelling close to the quiet metropolis of Elk Flats, the location they begin a life together. The Civil Conflict separates them, leaving Vivienne to fend for herself in a spot managed through noticeably effective rancher Alfred Jeffries and his violent, wayward son Weston Jeffries (McLeod), aided and abetted via corrupt Mayor Rudolph Schiller. Olsen’s eventual return challenges their courting as they want to confront and make peace with the man or woman every has become.

“My aim is to do justice to the story of a uniquely resilient female living in a lawless and isolated a part of the U.S. Southwest within the 1860s,” Mortensen said of the film.

“Vivienne is a girl for all seasons; courageous, unfailingly honest, and direct, but capable of great empathy. The idea is to not merely have a girl play the primary characteristic in a Western however to have her prepared the ground in our tale by using advantage of her fiercely uncompromising nature. Vivienne is an actual female who stands on my own in her time and place because of her principled behavior, forward-questioning, and fervour for all instances. We’re very fortunate to have the gifted Vicky Krieps embody this feature, and, with the help of the satisfactory team of workers we’ve got now assembled due to Talipot Studio, we hope to do justice to her exemplary lifestyles.”

Krieps and Mortensen star inside the film alongside Solly McLeod (Home of the Dragon), Danny Huston (Worlds Aside), Garret Dillahunt (Blonde), Tom Bateman (Demise on the Nile), Lance Henriksen (Falling), and W. Earl Brown (The Unforgivable).

The movie may additionally even reunite Mortensen with cinematographer Marcel Zyskind (As in Heaven), manufacturing designer Carol Spier (Japanese Guarantees), artwork director Jason Clarke (Black Mirror), and gown designer Anne Dixon (The Music of Names) who worked collectively on 2020’s Falling. Mortensen moreover beforehand labored with Jeremy Thomas on David Cronenberg’s A Harmful Methodology.

Solorzano delivered: “The Useless Don’t Damage revolutionizes the codes of the Western style, leaving the idea of the conflict of males apart to witness a love tale free of archetypes, and the war and willpower of a girl to win basically the most epic of battles: surviving abuse and immoderate violence without ever betraying herself.”

Mortensen is represented with the aid of Theresa Peters at UTA and Lynn Rawlins. Krieps is represented with the aid of CAA, Agence Adéquat and Wasted Administration.