News for Jan. 17, 2007

Viggo Mortensen is a feared Russian Mafioso in London!

1/17/07, 9:33 pm EST - Xoanon

New York, Jan 17: Actor Viggo Mortensen is looking so convincing in his new role as a Russian gangster, that when he dropped in for a bowl of soup at a Russian-owned counter, he had people actually believing that he was a real-life bad guy. Mortensen is teaming up with director David Cronenberg once again to star as a cold-blooded gangster in new crime drama "Easter Promises", a role that required Oscar-winning make-up artist Stephan apply authentic Russian-mafia tattoos on the star. A source revealed that the 'Lord of the Rings' star got a taste of the kind of fear the mafia generated when he popped in at a Russian-owned soup counter near the movie's London set. [More]