Green Book (film)

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Green Book
Green Book poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Peter Farrelly
Produced by
Written by
  • Nick Vallelonga
  • Brian Hayes Currie
  • Peter Farrelly
Starring
Music by Kris Bowers
Cinematography Sean Porter
Edited by Paul J. Don Vito
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11) (TIFF)
  • November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21) (United States)
Running time
130 minutes[2]
Country United States
Language English

Green Book is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly, about a real-life tour of the Deep South in the 1960s by Jamaican-American classical pianist Don Shirley and New York bouncer Tony Lip, who served as Shirley's driver and security. The screenplay was written by Nick Vallelonga, who is Tony Lip's son, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly. It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018, where it won the People's Choice Award.[3]

It is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on November 21, 2018.[4]

Premise[edit]

A bouncer at a New York nightclub takes a job as a famed pianist's chauffeur during a tour in the American Deep South, forging a close friendship while navigating the deep racism of the region.

The film is named for The Negro Motorist Green Book, usually referred to as The Green Book, a segregation-era road travel guidebook to help African-Americans dealing with racial discrimination issues and Jim Crow laws, such as whites-only garages, restaurants and hotels refusing services.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Viggo Mortensen began negotiating for a role in the film in May 2017. Peter Farrelly was set to direct from a screenplay written by Nick Vallelonga, who is Tony Lip's son, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly.[5]

On November 30, 2017, the cast was set, with Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini and Iqbal Theba confirmed to be in the cast, and production beginning that week in New Orleans.[6][7][8] Sebastian Maniscalco was announced as part of the cast in January 2018.[9]

Release[edit]

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2018.[10] It is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2018.[11]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 18 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10.[12] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 68 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved August 18, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Green Book". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved August 14, 2018. 
  3. ^ "TIFF 2018 Awards: ‘Green Book’ Wins the People’s Choice Award, Upsetting ‘A Star Is Born’". IndieWire, September 16, 2018.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave. "Viggo Mortensen-Mahershala Ali's 'Green Book' Set for Awards Season Release". Variety. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 31, 2017). "Viggo Mortensen Circling Peter Farrelly's Next Film 'Green Book' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (November 30, 2017). "Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali To Star In Peter Farrelly's ROAD Trip Drama "Green Book"". Tracking Board. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  7. ^ Scott, Mike (October 31, 2017). "Movie inspired by 'The Negro Motorist Green Book' to film in New Orleans". Nola. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (November 30, 2017). "Iqbal Theba Joins 'Green Book'; Michael Beach Cast In 'Foster Boy'; Peter Strauss Boards 'Operation Finale'". Deadline. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  9. ^ Galuppo, Mia (January 16, 2018). "Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Joins Viggo Mortensen in Drama 'Green Book' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 16, 2018. 
  10. ^ Kay, Jeremy (August 14, 2018). "Toronto unveils Contemporary World Cinema, more Galas and Special Presentations". Screen International. Retrieved August 14, 2018. 
  11. ^ McNary, Dave. "Viggo Mortensen-Mahershala Ali's 'Green Book' Set for Awards Season Release". Variety. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Green Book (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved September 16, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Green Book reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 16, 2018. 

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