A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South
Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book. Peter Farrelly (There’s Something about Mary, Fever Pitch) directs the warmhearted and surprisingly comic road-trip adventure based on a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.
When Tony Lip (Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer with a seventh-grade education, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class African-American pianist on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on the “Negro Motorist Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for Blacks. 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.
Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) and Farrelly produce alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie. The drama is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll (The Help) and Jonathan King (Lincoln), along with Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (Boyhood) and Steve Farneth, as well as Kwame Parker (Kill Bill series) and Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station). Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, The Founder) co-stars.
Release Date: November 21, 2018
Genre: Road-Trip Adventure
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Directed by: Peter Farrelly
Written by: Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie
Produced by: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie
Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jon Sloss, Steve Farneth, Kwame Parker, Octavia Spencer