By Creative Media TimesDirected by Peter Farrelly, the film tells the real-life story of Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) and his tour with renowned classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) during the 1960s.
Peter Farrelly (known for gross-out comedies which he directed with his brother Bobby Farrelly) also wrote the screenplay with Brian Hayes Currie and Nick Vallelonga.
“Green Book” is set to have its world premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be released theatrically by Universal Pictures on Nov. 21. Watch the trailer above.
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.