August 5, 2008

Written by Nicole Pedersen

I do not begrudge Daniel Day Lewis his Oscar for “There Will Be Blood,” but a part of me wishes the award could have gone to Viggo Mortensen this year instead. I mean, do you realize the balls it took to do that naked fight scene in “Eastern Promises?” I think the world knows exactly what kind of balls that took. That was the whole point!

Viggo is no less ballsy (but definitely less naked) in his latest pic “Appaloosa.” The western drama reunites him with his “History of Violence” co-star Ed Harris, who also handled directing duties on the film. “Appaloosa” revolves around a town marshal named Cole (Harris) and his friend and deputy Hitch (Mortensen). The men are attempting to free their town from the control of an evil rancher when the arrival of a comely, young widow complicates both of their lives.

New Line will distribute “Appaloosa” in limited release on October 3rd. ForHD click here.

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