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The Dead Don’t Hurt: Release Date, Plot, Cast And More

The Dead Don't Hurt

A Western movie about star-crossed lovers is a sure-shot recipe for success and that’s exactly the briefest way possible to describe the upcoming movie The Dead Don’t Hurt. Written and directed by Viggo Mortensen, who also stars in the movie, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, simply because of how gut-wrenching it appears to be, and that’s after keeping aside the classic Western violence seen in movies.

Nevertheless, The Dead Don’t Hurt is one of the most-anticipated movies of 2024, and there’s plenty to look forward to when it comes to Mortensen’s latest adventure. So, keep reading this article to find out everything you need to know about The movie, from the plot to the cast, and much more.

What is the Plot of The Dead Don’t Hurt?

The Dead Don’t Hurt is set in the 1860s, and is the story about star-crossed lovers on the western U.S. frontier. Vivienne Le Coudy and Holger Olsen are two very different people, but doesn’t take long for them to embark on a journey of one, but alas, that doesn’t last as long as they wished it would.

During the Civil War, Olsen decides to fight for the Union, which separates the couple, after which, everything goes downhill. The movie is a tragic love story that will break your heart into many pieces, and the official trailer encapsulates that emotion beautifully.

The Cast of The Dead Don’t Hurt

The Dead Don’t Hurt has a range of talented and versatile actors and actresses that bring this story to the big screen. While there are several notable cast members, the protagonists, aka the star-crossed lovers are played by none other than Viggo Mortensen and Vicky Krieps. The movie will truly showcase Mortensen’s talent as a writer, director and actor.

The Cast of The Dead Don't Hurt
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Joining Mortensen and Krieps in the cast of The Dead Don’t Hurt are Danny Huston, Solly McLeod and Garrett Dillahunt.

When and Where Can You Watch The Dead Don’t Hurt?

The Dead Don’t Hurt isn’t too far away, but it isn’t right around the corner either, so you might have to wait just a little before you can head to the theater and watch the upcoming Western on the big screen. The official release date of The Dead Don’t Hurt is May 31. So, make sure you save the date and don’t miss out on this release!


Whether it’s the cast, premise, or simply the Western genre, by the looks of it, The Dead Don’t Hurt definitely deserves a watch. If you’re still confused, following the release you can read our review to help decide if you want to stream it or skip it!

About Deepti Chadha

Deepti Chadha has been an entertainment writer for over two years now and specializes in writing reviews. She loves all things film and television, and her favorite movies are The Green Mile and The Hangover Series!

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