Green Book follows an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip, (Mortensen), who in 1962 is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), one of the world’s finest jazz pianists, on a concert tour from New York City through the pre-Civil Rights era Deep South. They had to use the Negro Motorist Green Book to guide them to the few motels, restaurants and gas stations below the Mason-Dixon Line that served black customers.
Maniscalco will play Tony's fast-talking brother-in-law, Johnny.
Peter Farrelly will direct from a script he wrote with Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie.
Jim Burke, Charles...