Watch Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in 'The Green Book' trailer
Universal Pictures has just released the trailer for “Green Book,” a drama from director Peter Farrelly that is inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. Check it out in the player above.
From Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures, “Green Book” stars Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (“Eastern Promises,” “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) and Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight,” “Hidden Figures”). When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “the Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. 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.
A comedy veteran, Peter Farrelly is best known for his work with brother Bobby Farrelly, including “Dumb and Dumber,” “Kingpin” and “The Three Stooges”. “Green Book” marks his first foray into serious drama.
Jim Burke (“The Descendants”), Charles B. Wessler (“The Heartbreak Kid”) produce “Green Book” alongside writers Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly himself. Executive producers include Participant’s Jeff Skoll (“The Help”) and Jonathan King (“Lincoln”), along with Octavia Spencer (“Fruitvale Station”) and Kwame L. Parker (“Kill Bill”), as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (“Boyhood”) and Steven Farneth.
“Green Book” hits theaters November 21, 2018. You can explore the film’s poster alongside three stills using the gallery viewer below: