“It takes courage to change people’s hearts.”
Peter Farrelly directs Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.
When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Green Book is produced by Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. It is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll (The Help) and Jonathan King (Lincoln), along with Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) and Kwame L. Parker (Kill Bill series), as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (Boyhood) and Steven Farneth. Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, The Founder) co-stars.
Universal Pictures will release Green Book on November 21st but it will make a rest stop at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Here is the first trailer and poster.