Laura Linney Joins Viggo Mortensen’s Directorial Debut ‘Falling’

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After getting another Academy Award nomination last year for “Green Book,” Viggo Mortensen is now mounting his directorial debut. He’ll be doing it with a drama called “Falling” that he’s crafted himself. Today, we can detail one of the actresses who will be joining him in this endeavor.

Variety is reporting that Laura Linney has joined the cast of Mortensen’s “Falling.” The former will be taking a supporting role, while the latter is not only the star, but also the director, producer, star, and writer. Linney is added to a cast that previously included Lance Henriksen and now also will feature Terry Chen and Hannah Gross.

From the article:

Laura Linney, Hannah Gross, and Terry Chen have joined the cast of Viggo Mortensen’s family drama “Falling.”

The movie will be Mortensen’s directorial debut. He’s also producing, wrote the screenplay, and is playing one of the two leading roles in a story about a son’s relationship with his aging father. Production is currently underway in Toronto. It will also shoot in Los Angeles.

Mortensen will portray a man who lives with his male partner, played by Chen, and their adopted daughter in Southern California. Linney will play his sister and Gross will portray his mother. Lance Henriksen will play the father, a farmer whose attitudes and behavior belong to a far more traditional era and family model. He travels to Los Angeles for an indefinite stay with his family as he deals with memory loss.

Linney is a solid addition to the cast for Mortensen. “Falling” is coming together nicely and could be an awards contender if all goes well.

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