Universal Pictures unveiled the official trailer for Green Book starring Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and two-time Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic, Eastern Promises). Based on the two-minute trailer, it’s a sure bet we’ll be hearing Green Book talked about on the awards circuit later this year.
The cast of Green Book also includes Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), Sebastian Maniscalco (The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature), Dimiter D. Marinov (A Picture with Yuki), and P.J. Byrne (I’m Dying Up Here). Peter Farrelly, best known for directing Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary with his brother, Bobby, directed the dramatic film based on a true story.
Peter Farrelly, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga wrote the script and produced with Jim Burke and Charles B. Wessler. Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Octavia Spencer, Kwame L. Parker, John Sloss, and Steven Farneth served as executive producers. The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Sean Porter, editor Patrick J Don Vito, production designer Tim Galvin, and costume designer Betsy Heimann, with music by Kris Bowers.
Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures have set a November 21, 2018 theatrical release date. The film’s earned a PG-13 MPAA rating for thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material.
The Plot: 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.