"He was not the most honest or pious of men, but he was courageous." So begins the tale of Captain Diego Alatriste y Tenorio, the dashing swordsman at the heart of best-selling Spanish author Arturo Perez-Reverte’s new series set in 17th- century Madrid, now coming to theaters.
Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, The Lord of the Rings) will bring the swashbuckling mercenary to the screen in Alatriste, a 20th Century Fox production due to hit U.S. screens later this year. The film, helmed by Agustín Díaz Yanes and based on a script by Díaz Yanes and Perez-Reverte, is Spain’s first entry in the international blockbuster sweepstakes. Mortensen’s costars include Elena Anaya (Van Helsing) and Javier Cámara (Talk To Her).
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