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Kristen Stewart Is Going to Star in a Major Sci-Fi Thriller

Kristen Stewart is taking on an exciting new role.

The 31-year-old Twilight actress will star in David Cronenberg‘s Crimes of the Future, Variety reported on Thursday (April 29).

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Kristen will join co-star Viggo Mortensen in the sci-fi thriller production, and it’s the first original script from the writer-director since XistenZ in 1999.

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Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell & More Join Ron Howard's New Movie 'Thirteen Lives'

Three big-name actors will be starring in Ron Howard‘s new movie!

Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgerton have signed on to star in the 67-year-old director’s new movie 13 Lives, Deadline reports.

Here’s the synopsis for 13 Lives: “The film tells the true story of the rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach from a flooded, impenetrable cave system in Thailand in 2018. Thai families, the government, and a community of farmers and neighbors came together alongside volunteers from around the world to get them out of the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system in Chiang Rai Province. Among the volunteers were veteran British cave divers John Volanthen, Richard Stanton, Jason Mallinson, Chris Jewell, Josh Bratchley, Connor Roe, and Vernon Unsworth; Australian cave diver Dr. Richard Harris and Thai native Thanet Natisri. The harrowing 18-day ordeal made headlines around the world. Thirteen Lives shares their story.”

The cast also includes Weir Sukollawat, Thiraphat Sajakul, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Vithaya Pansringarm, Teeradon “James” Supapunpinyo, Nophand Boonyai, Tom Bateman, Paul Gleeson, and Lewis Fitz-Gerald.

Production for 13 Lives is set to begin this month, with filming taking place in both Australia and Thailand.

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Viggo Mortensen Explains Why He Turned Down Wolverine Role, Reveals What Happened in Bryan Singer Meeting

Viggo Mortensen is opening up about his decision to turn down the role of Wolverine in the X-Men franchise and what happened in his meeting with director Bryan Singer.

The 62-year-old actor said that he brought his son Henry, now 33, to the meeting as he was a big comic book fan.

While part of the reason for Viggo turning down the role was so that he was not tied to one role for years, he also said his son was not a fan of the film’s vision.

“The thing that bothered me at the time was just the commitment of endless movies of that same character over and over,” Viggo said on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz. “I was nervous about that. And also there were some things, I mean they straightened most of them out, but I did take Henry to the meeting I had with the director as my sort of good luck charm and guide. In the back of my mind I was thinking he could learn something too, because I did let Henry read the script and he goes ‘This is wrong. That’s not how it is.’”

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Viggo Mortensen with his son Henry in 2019

“And [Henry] goes, ‘Yeah, but he doesn’t look like this.’ And all of a sudden the director is falling all over himself and then the rest of the meeting was him explaining in detail to Henry why he was taking certain liberties. We walked out of there, and Henry asks if he will change the things he told him about, and I say, ‘I don’t think so.’ I’m not going to do it anyway, because I’m not sure I want to be doing this for years, and then a couple of years later I’m doing three Lord of the Rings, so who knows,” Viggo added.

Viggo recently defended playing a gay man in his new movie.

Viggo Mortensen Defends Playing a Gay Man in 'Falling': 'You're Assuming I'm Completely Straight'

Viggo Mortensen is defending his role.

The 62-year-old actor opened up to The Times about his role in upcoming film Falling in which he plays John, a gay man who invites his conservative father to live with him and his husband (Terry Chen).

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“Look, these are the times we’re living in, and I think it’s healthy that those issues are brought up. The short answer is that I didn’t think it was a problem. And people then ask me, ‘Well what about Terry Chen, who plays my husband in the film, is he a homosexual?’” he said.

“And the answer is I don’t know, and I would never have the temerity to ask someone if they were, during the casting process. And how do you know what my life is? You’re assuming that I’m completely straight. Maybe I am, maybe I’m not. And it’s frankly none of your business,” he continued.

“I want my movie to work, and I want the character of John to be effective. So if I didn’t think it was a good idea, I wouldn’t do it.”

Viggo Mortensen & Sylvester Stallone Suit Up for Cannes Film Festival 2019 Closing Ceremony

Viggo Mortensen hits the stage during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 25) in Cannes, France.

Joining Viggo at the awards event was Sylvester Stallone along with his Jennifer Flavin and their daughter Sistine.

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Other stars stepping out for the closing ceremony included Ziyi Zhang, Vincent Cassel, Paz Vegas, Christoph Waltz, Gael Garvia Bernal, along with Quentin Tarantino and wife Daniela.

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Viggo Mortensen Suits Up for Oscars 2019 Red Carpet!

Viggo Mortensen looked sharp while stepping out for the 2019 Academy Awards!

The 60-year-old actor hit the red carpet at the award ceremony on Sunday evening (February 24) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Viggo was also joined by his partner Ariadna Gil and his son Henry.

During the ceremony, Viggo is up for Best Actor for his role in Green Book.

The film is also nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

The Oscars are being presented without a host for the first time in 30 years. The show kicks off at 8pm EST/5pm PST on ABC.

FYI: Viggo is wearing a Dior suit.

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Jon Hamm, Laura Dern, & Viggo Mortensen Step Out for Spirit Awards 2019

Jon Hamm flashes a smile on the blue carpet as he steps out for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 23) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 47-year-old actor looked handsome in a gray suit and blue plaid shirt as he arrived at the show.

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Other stars at the event included Laura Dern, Viggo Mortensen, Javier Bardem, Ray Romano, and Mark Duplass.

You can check out the full list of winners at the Spirit Awards here!

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