Viggo Mortensen- Tony Lip
Mahershala Ali- Dr. Don Shirley
Linda Cardellini- Delores
Mortensen and Ali make an unlikely duo in the new roadtrip “buddy” film , “The Green Book”
The “Green Book” is a directory used to find businesses in the south that welcomed black people in the 60’s.
Comedy director Peter Farrelly (Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber) brings the true story of Dr. Don Shirley, an African American genius pianist and leader of the Don Shirley trio and the tale of his tour of the deep south in the 1960’s.
Shirley (Ali) turned down money and the simplicity of touring his trio though the north in his way of a “civil rights” tour of the deep south. Dr. Shirley, not being completely naïve, knew he would nee a driver that would handle the site arrangements and his protection. The record label reached out to a New York local Tony Lip (Mortensen).