Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga. The film was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley. The film is named after a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travelers written by Victor Hugo Green. (Source: Wikipedia)
In 1962, Bronx club bouncer Frank Anthony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga was between gigs when he hired on to chauffeur the celebrated African-American classical/jazz pianist Don Shirley on his concert tour of the Deep South. The prevailing Jim Crow attitudes they were steeped in on the journey, and the improbable bond that resulted, are memorably and poignantly drawn in Peter Farrelly’s true-life opus. Linda Cardellini, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton co-star.