Of the many actors in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, no actor has had a more interesting career than Viggo Mortensen. He's been nominated for three Oscars (even though the last two came for terrible movies), and worked mostly in Europe, picking only the projects that interest him. He's now made his directorial debut with Falling, which premiered at Sundance last year before finding itself as an official selection at multiple canceled film festivals.
Mortensen stars as John Peterson, who moves his aging father Willis (Lance Henriksen) from the farm they grew up on to his home in California. Their tumultuous relationship gets even more tense as Willis experiences dementia, which does nothing to soften his rage and bigoted views. Laura Linney co-stars as John's sister Sarah, with Terry Chen (The Expanse) as John's partner and newcomer Gabby Velis as their daughter.
Falling will open in limited release on Friday, February 5, hitting VOD and digital retailers the same day.