Viggo Mortensen Somehow Not Elton John in 'Captain Fantastic' Trailer

April 28, 2016

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Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen's latest mismatched fellowship? His naïve, hippy, homeschooled children mourning their mother's death! That's the focus of Captain Fantastic, a dramedy from writer-director Matt Ross, best known now as Silicon Valley's extremely hate-able Gavin Belson. Mortensen stars as a husband and father who has been living isolated with his family in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, raising his kids with values that make nearby Portland look like a conservative dystopia. When his wife dies, he's forced out of his self-made paradise and into the real world, where he and his children must learn to adapt and deal with a disapproving grandpa (Frank Langella). Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Elton John's ninth studio album, a concept piece that tells the semi-autobiographical story of John and lyrics writer Bernie Taupin's early collaborative career, seems to in no way be involved. Prepare for some angry walk-outs.

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