Cronenberg & Mortensen, Making 'Eastern Promises' Viggo Mortensen stars in Eastern Promises, due on DVD Dec. 23. David Cronenberg's thriller is set in London, in the dangerous underworld of sex trafficking; Cronenberg and Mortensen previously collaborated on 2005's A History of Violence.
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Cronenberg & Mortensen, Making 'Eastern Promises'

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Cronenberg & Mortensen, Making 'Eastern Promises'

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David Cronenberg (left) and Viggo Mortensen on the set of Eastern Promises. Peter Mountain/Focus Features hide caption

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David Cronenberg (left) and Viggo Mortensen on the set of Eastern Promises.

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Viggo Mortensen stars in the David Cronenberg Eastern Promises. Set in London, in the dangerous underworld of sex trafficking, the film is due out on DVD Dec. 23.

The film was written by Steve Knight, who wrote the screenplay for Dirty Pretty Things. Cronenberg and Mortensen's previous collaboration was the acclaimed 2005 film A History of Violence.

This interview first aired on Sept. 13, 2007.