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Cronenberg & Mortensen Reteam Again
This time for Eastern Promises 2!

29 March 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

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Seems as if David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen will be spending the whole year together. Not content with Freud / Jung drama The Talking Cure, which starts shooting in May and stars Mortensen as Sigmund Freud (opposite Michael Fassbender's Jung), the pair will, according to Deadline, re-team again towards the end of the year for a follow-up to Eastern Promises.

No specific details are yet forthcoming about the return of Nikolai Luzhin, and it's unclear whether there's a role in it for Naomi Watts. But producer Paul Webster has confirmed that the original's screenwriter Steven Knight is on board and that he hopes the film will get going in the winter. 

We're not sure if Eastern Promises exactly required a sequel, but more thinking-man's-gangster-action following that and A History of Violence can only be a good thing. In fact, the only downer we can identify at this stage is that Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's modern-day Ulysses, Cosmopolis, seems on this evidence to have been at least back-burnered, and at worst to have fallen by the wayside completely. Hopefully Dave will find time to get back to it sooner rather than too much later, no doubt with Viggo playing Eric Packer.


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wasn't he also supposedly remaking his own version of The Fly??? can't wait for there to actually *be* a new Cronenberg movie, and not just lots of talk. still, all updates welcome... More

Posted by postgrape at 14:41 on 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

YES!!!!!!!
Great news!! Eastern Promises was brilliant and Viggo was just amazing in it. I do Hope Naomi Watts gets a part too as she was good in the first one although I suppose not essential for a follow up. Thank you Empire you just cheered me up loads. Needed that. More

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FANTASTIC!
Absolutely fantastic! Really looking forward to ol' Crone's upcoming projects and what with Mortensen on board should be truly something to savour More

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