Universal’s “Green Book” Coming in November

Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) and two-time Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (“Eastern Promises,” “Captain Fantastic”) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ “Green Book.” Inspired by a true story, the film follows Tony Lip (Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx, who is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class pianist of African descent, on a concert tour from New York City to the Deep South in 1962. Because the South is still very much segregated at that time, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that would accommodate African-Americans.

green-book-mortensen-aliAcademy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) and two-time Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (“Eastern Promises,” “Captain Fantastic”) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ “Green Book.” Inspired by a true story, the film follows Tony Lip (Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx, who is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class pianist of African descent, on a concert tour from New York City to the Deep South in 1962. Because the South is still very much segregated at that time, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that would accommodate African-Americans.

During the trip, the two men are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on their journey.

Comedy director Peter Farrelly (“There’s Something About Mary”) takes a more dramatic approach with “Green Book.” Farrelly also co-wrote the screenplay and serves as one of the film’s producers.

Linda Cardellini (“Brokeback Mountain,” “The Founder”) co-stars in the film.

“Green Book” opens in theaters on Wednesday, November 21st.

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