Mortensen’s Son Cast For “The Road”

By Jason

February 6, 2008 Movies No comments

Kodi Smit-McPheeThe Hollywood Reporter is reporting that eleven-year-old Australian kid actor Kodi Smit-McPhee (Romulus, My Father) has been cast as Viggo Mortensen’s son in the post-apocalyptic film “The Road.” This will be the second big role for the young actor who is currently playing the younger version of Logan in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” which is now shooting.

The Road” is based on the Pulitzer-winning apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy, the author of “No Country For Old Men.”

In “The Road,” Mortensen plays a father suffering from flashbacks of his dead wife (played by Charlize Theron) guiding his young son across a desolate and scorched Earth inhabited by roaming packs of cannibals, the remnants of a wiped out human civilization.

John Hilcoat who directed “The Proposition” will be directing. Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall are also rumored to be in talks to appear in the film.