Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Road finally has a confirmed Father?

Taking a quick detour from this year's Oscar race to next year's Oscar race:

A film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece, and one of my all time favorite books, The Road was announced on IMDB somewhere around a year ago. Since then, there have been rumors floating around about the unnamed protagonist; the father character. While there have been times when a single actor is on the cast list, the character name has never been confirmed. In addition, most of the time there was a split between two or three actors, all who had (rumored) or (in talks) next to their names but, once again, no character name next to them.

IMDB has a finalized choice for the role of the Father in next year's The Road. That actor is.

His name has been dropped for a while for the role but hadn't been confirmed. Mortensen has said in an interview last September that he will be playing the role. That is just absolutely brilliant casting. I've been rooting for him to get the role since I first saw his name on the IMDB page.

Even newer in the cast is Charlize Theron, who will be playing the mother role (in flashbacks, which is obvious to anyone who has read the novel).

While Mortensen has been the name used for the father since last year, now that IMDB has the confirmation...I consider it officially official.

Also, if you need a more recent here.


Alex said...

The IMDB page says it will be released in 2008, but I had originally heard it wasn't set until at least 2009. Has it changed?

Daniel Crooke said...

Yeah, I thought it was in 2009 too until I checked out of curiosity yesterday. I think they start filming in February.

RC said...

cool stuff...that will certainly have a lot of potential...i hope the technical staff can match the quality of the performing staff.