Watch A New Trailer For Viggo Mortensen's Directorial Debut, Falling

Mortensen did a lot of work for the film, as he is the director, star, writer, and composer.


Actor Viggo Mortensen is stepping behind the camera for the first time with his directorial debut, the family drama Falling, and a new full-length trailer is now online. Mortensen, the Oscar-nominated actor who starred as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings series, not only directed Falling, but he also stars in the movie, wrote the script, and composed the music.

Falling tells the story of the drama between a father (Lance Henriksen) and son (Mortensen). Henriksen's character, Willis, is in the early stages of dementia, so Mortensen's John comes to stay at the family farm in California to help out. Things don't go to plan, and plenty of drama ensues. The movie also stars Laura Linney, Terry Chen, Hannah Gross, Bracken Burns, and Gabby Velis.

Falling premieres in US select theatres and on-demand on February 5, following its debut in the UK back in December.

Mortensen told Collider in 2020 that he had been looking to direct a film for a long time, but it didn't work out until now.

"I'd wanted to try directing a long time ago," he said. "I have several scripts, but this was the first one I was able to put together. It was the right time, I found the right group of people, and luckily we were able to complete it."

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