Mortensen and Cassel Eye Sequel to Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises

It isn’t often that we hear about a sequel and get genuinely excited, but this one has real promise. Or rather, promises.

Vulture hears exclusively that Vincent Cassel is now negotiating to join Viggo Mortensen in a sequel to David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. We hear the sequel, to be directed by Cronenberg* and written by Steven Knight (who also wrote the original), picks up where the 2007 film left off — with the incompetent underboss Kirill (Cassel) thinking that he and his henchman driver Nikolai (Mortensen) really have inherited the throne from his crime-lord father, without knowing that Nikolai is actually a clandestine agent working undercover in Russia’s federal security service.

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alycakes1599d ago

I liked this movie a lot. It was well worthy of an award. Viggo was outstanding in this and I'm glad they will get him to come back for the sequel.