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'The Road' Less Traveled

Viggo Mortensen & Kodi Smit-McPhee in The Road

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Synopsis: Two of the first images from The Road, with a quote from Viggo Mortensen.

Credits: Photos by Macall Polay

Source: Entertainment Weekly #994, May 30, 2008

In this exclusive shot from the set of The Road (out later this year), a father (Viggo Mortensen) comforts his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) after an apocalypse sends them on a harrowing journey to find safety. "It's relentlessly challenging," Mortensen says of the drama, which is based on Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. "Emotionally, this might be the most demanding role I've had."