Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen go on a life-changing trip in the first trailer for Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book.”
Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a bouncer from the Bronx who is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-renowned African-American pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. They must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the clubs and bars that were then safe for African-Americans, but they are still confronted with racism and class issues during their journey of a lifetime.
“It takes courage to change people’s hearts,” Lip gets told by an onlooker who watches Shirley play the piano.
Linda Cardellini also stars in the drama.
“Green Book” is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King, along with Octavia Spencer and Kwame L. Parker, as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss and Steven Farneth. Producers are Jim Burke and Charles B. Wessler alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga. Farrelly is also producing.
“Green Book” will hit theaters on Nov. 21.
Watch the trailer above.