Aussie Kid Joins Viggo on The Road

Eleven year old Australian kid actor Kodi Smit-McPhee is about to get his big break in Hollywood: he will be co-starring alongside Viggo Mortensen in the post-apocalyptic drama/horror/action film “The Road”. In the flick, Viggo and Kodi must battle zombies cannibals and other assorted horror as they journey across a devasted U.S. And I thought my day was going badly!


Smit-McPhee, 11, will play Mortensen’s son in the tale of a monthslong journey across a barren U.S. landscape after a cataclysmic event destroyed most of life on Earth. Charlize Theron co-stars in the Dimension Films drama.

I’ve always been a fan of post-apocalyptic movies (hey, I was one of the three people who actually liked “Waterworld”!), so the premise of “The Road” is right up my alley, right down to the endangered kid.