Viggo Mortensen and Caleb Landry Jones are to star in the Vietnam War thriller, Two Wolves.
According to Deadline, the film will be directed by Alex Gibney. Anthony McCarten penned the script with Matt Cook.
The script documents the true story of Hugh Thompson, a helicopter pilot who turned against his fellow soldiers to halt a massacre in the village of My Lai and rescue its survivors. General William ‘Ray’ Peers was ultimately tasked with untangling the events at the village and determining the fate of Thompson.
“This is a film I wanted to make for seven years,” said Gibney in a statement. “Now that I have the right team in place, we can tell this powerful tale. It’s a true story about how everyday people can become heroes, not through supernatural powers, but through a commitment to do the right thing in the worst possible circumstances.”
“Since Enron, I’ve been making films about people who abuse their power. This is a film about two men who fought back.”
Mortensen is known for his defining role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He has also featured in A Dangerous Method, Captain Fantastic, and Green Book.
Jones‘ most notable roles include playing Banshee in X-Men: First Class and Jeremy Armitage in Get Out.
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