Peter Farrelly’s Green Book Trailer Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali

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After spending the last two decades writing and directing raunchy comedies together, The Farrelly Brothers have opted to go their separate ways with both recently pursuing solo projects of their own. Peter Farrelly’s film is the first one to see the light of day and it finds him aiming for something slightly higher brow, and dare I say it… Oscar bait-y. Green Book is a road trip comedy set in the ’60s that stars Viggo Mortensen as an Italian-American bouncer who is hired as a driver / bodyguard for an African-American pianist (Mahershala Ali) embarking on a tour to the Deep South. An unlikely friendship develops. There still seems to be plenty of broad comedy here but the movie is obviously also trying to tackle some bigger issues too. (Whether it is trying too hard remains to be seen.) Green Book will premiere at TIFF next month before hitting theatres on Nov. 21st; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Todd S. Gallows

    I mean, I guess it’s par for the course, but TIFF this year more than ever seems to have an Oscar-bait overload. It’s been a struggle finding anything interesting.

  • 1138sw

    Material does not seem fresh but I’m a sucker for the budding friendship that crosses racial, economic, gender lines. Plus it stars Mahershala Ali and Viggo…I mean that’s just…Primo! I’m in.