The Argentine thriller Everybody Has a Plan has an unlikely but very welcome star in Viggo Mortensen, who seems to act his way through the picture with a reasonable accent to his Spanish dialogue. Actually, he acts his way through it twice, as Mortensen plays twin brothers whose lives intersect and entwine in an unusual way.

The film looks like a pretty standard thriller in the Euro mold, but even as the trailer seems to give up some of the big story beats, the fact of Mortensen’s dual roles makes it difficult to tell just when in the narrative some of the scenes below are happening. Check out the trailer below, which is worth a look if only for the lead actor’s work. Read More »

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Who knew the vaguely British-sounding Aragorn was an adept Spanish speaker? Though Danish-American star Viggo Mortensen works primarily in English, it turns out he’s actually equally fluent in Danish and Spanish, the latter thanks to a childhood spent in Argentina. And as a trilingual actor, he likes to make forays into foreign-language film from time to time.

His latest non-English effort is Todos Tenemos un Plan (or Everyone Has a Plan), a dark thriller directed and written by Ana Piterbarg. The first trailer has just dropped, and it turns out that Mortensen en español is twice as potent as Mortensen in English. Or he is in this case, anyway, because he plays identical twins. Watch it after the jump.

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