Stop. Viggo Time: The Two Faces of January Teasers Will Jolt You out of That Late Afternoon Slump
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Stop. Viggo Time: 'The Two Faces of January' Teasers Will Jolt You out of That Late Afternoon Slump

By Cindy Davis | Trailers | April 25, 2014 | Comments ()


Ah, Viggo, it’s been far too long. How long since we ogled your chiseled jaw, your piercing eyes, your (white, it should always be white) besuited frame? With the death of Eastern Promises 2 we require a new fantasy outlet; finally it arrives, in the form of this cool adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley) thriller.

Co-starring Oscar Isaac and Kristen Dunst, The Two Faces of January finds wealthy American couple Chester and Colette MacFarland (Mortensen and Dunst) touring Athens. It is there they encounter a less than honorable tour guide (Isaac), who they lure in…and somehow convince to help them cover up a crime. All I can say is, bring on bad Viggo (he’s got to be bad, right?) Here are the clips and some gorgeous photos:

The Two Faces of January is the directorial debut of Academy Award nominated writer Hossein Amini (Drive, 47 Ronin, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Wings of the Dove), who also wrote the screenplay. The film premieres May 16th (UK).








Cindy Davis, (Twitter) would love to see Viggo and Mads in a suit-off.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Sara Habein

    Patricia Highsmith AND Viggo. Sign me up.

  • BiblioGlow

    Viggo Mortensen is the man Johnny Depp wishes to be.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Kirsten Dunst?


  • mzblackwidow

    I adore this man. The movie looks good but I admit to watching lesser releases where his face appears. To luthien26, aside from the obvious overwhelming envy I am so PLEASED to read your opinion of him. I have always felt he is one of the practically extinct "good people" in the world of actors, having never read a bad word about him. Your description uses words I would have chosen, even although I have not had the pleasure of meeting him. "kind, shy, gracious, gorgeous, SWOONING ... "

  • JBolivar92

    Ah, lesser Viggo - I, too, have watched some not so good movies just to bask in his beauty. He's actually one of the rare actors who doesn't seem to have just taken any job, so I haven't been too disgruntled by his oeuvre. On the other end of the spectrum, presenting Nic Cage. And yet - ! I still love his body of work; he is never boring to watch and, as far as I'm concerned, always gives me plenty of insanity for my buck.

  • gogobooty

    I am pleased about this! I love Patricia Highsmith as an author and a misanthrope! "The Talented Mr Ripley" was beautiful to look at but stupid, plot-wise. When I later read the novel, all became clear. I hope TTFoJ is handled better than that.

  • Ah, Viggo, ever and always on my 5 Freebies list, though I admit I would rather have a long conversation with him than bang him. Not that I'd refuse, but I think the conversation might be more precious to me.

  • The Replicant Brooke

    He would probably read poetry at you whilst banging.

  • aaaand bunk. Thanks for that. I needed more dream fuel.

  • luthien26

    Oh man, Viggo. That man makes far too few movies - although perhaps that's what gives us a greater appreciation for him. He is wonderfully craggy, and that chin!

    Side note: I met him in person once. He was extraordinarily kind, and somewhat shy, but very gracious - and has GORGEOUS blue eyes up close. I might have considered swooning. :)

  • Dead...of jealousy.

  • Sara Habein

    My husband has also met him in person. He also nearly swooned.

  • Jericho Smith

    Not about January Jones' limited acting range?

  • blackheart

    Well played, Mr. Smith. Well played.

  • Sara_Tonin00


    That 2nd to last photo gave me a brief urge to see him make out with Ed Harris. Some sort of doppelganager fantasy thing going on there.

    But Drive, 47 Ronin, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Wings of the Dove? That is a seriously varied (in genre & quality) list of writing credits.

  • The Replicant Brooke

    Well thank god I'm not the only one with an Ed Harris thing.

  • luthien26

    EVERYONE should have an Ed Harris thing. :)

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