Ed Harris and William Hurt are in talks to join New Line’s A History of Violence, says The Hollywood Reporter. Viggo Mortensen stars in the film to be directed by David Cronenberg.
Adapted by Josh Olson from John Wagner and Vince Locke’s graphic novel, the film tells the story of an ordinary family’s life after the father (Mortensen) receives unwanted national attention for a seemingly vigilante-style self-defense killing at his diner.
The trade says Harris will play the bad guy who comes looking for Mortensen, while Hurt will portray Mortensen’s long-lost brother.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter