Cronenberg is keen to cast Viggo in a sequel to ‘Eastern Promises’

He’s never made a “II” before, but the Canadian filmmaker feels his Russian mob movie has left some “unfinished business”

Is David Cronenberg finally warming to the notion of Hollywood success? First he teams up with Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington to adapt a Robert Ludlum novel (The Matarese Circle). And now he’s enthusiastically talking up the prospect of making his first sequel. Viggo Mortensen, the star of Eastern Promises, is on board, and so are the producer and screenwriter of the original film. The sequel would be Cronenberg’s third movie with Mortensen, who has become a “special” personal friend, says the director. “We giggle a lot.”

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