David Cronenberg’s “Eastern Promises” is getting a sequel.
NY Mag says a Steven Knight-written script goes before the cameras at the start of next year. Viggo Mortensen will reprise his role from the first film, with Vincent Cassell (“Ocean’s Thirteen”) in negotiations.
The story will pick up where the first film left off, with the incompetent underboss Kirill (Cassel) thinking that he and his henchman driver Nikolai (Mortensen) really have inherited the throne from his crime-lord father, without knowing that Nikolai is actually a clandestine agent working undercover in Russia’s federal security service.
Naomi Watts also starred in the original movie.