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A History of Violence

Release Date: September 23, 2005
Limited release

August 2, 2004
Harris and Hurt have History of Violence

Ed Harris and William Hurt are in talks to join the New Line project A History of Violence, to be directed by David Cronenberg. Already onboard is Viggo Mortensen in the lead role. The story was adapted by Josh Olson from the John Wagner/Vince Locke graphic novel Violence. It centers around what happens in the life of an ordinary family after the father (Mortensen) receives unwanted national attention after he kills someone in a seemingly vigilante fashion at his diner. Harris is set to play the bad guy who comes looking for Mortensen, while Hurt will portray the Lord of the Rings hunk's long-lost brother.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter





July 14, 2004
Bello has History of Violence

The Cooler's Maria Bello is in discussions to co-star alongside Viggo Mortensen in director David Cronenberg's A History of Violence. The film, which is an adaptation of a graphic novel, tells the story of what happens to an ordinary family after the father (Mortensen) is the focus of unwanted national media attention after what seems to have been a vigilante-style self-defence killing in his diner. Josh Olson adapted John Wagner and Vince Locke's graphic novel, and New Line is handling production.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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