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Mark Ruffalo to Play Dual Role in New HBO Limited Drama Series

Amidst the Avengers and all the hulking out in Thor Ragnarok, Mark Ruffalo has now set his sights on his latest project, a limited drama series at HBO based on bestselling author Wally Lamb’s book I Know This Much Is True.

Mark Ruffalo and Wally Lamb have been collaborating on the adaptation of Lamb’s book for two years and it seems like they have finally found its home. Mark Ruffalo will be executive producing the show with Wally Lamb, Derek Cianfrance, Ben Browning and Glen Basner. An eight-episode limited series, it will be written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines).

I Know This Much Is True is described as an epic family saga that explores the American identity following the parallel lives of twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Mark Ruffalo is set to play both brothers.


Pictured: Author Wally Lamb. His 1998 bestseller was selected for Oprah’s Book Club.

However, Mark Ruffalo is not a newbie to HBO’s world. He was Emmy nominated for his role in HBO’s TV Movie The Normal Heart whilst winning for Best TV Movie.

HBO has had incredible success recently with their limited drama series from True Detective to Big Little Lies to The Night Of; they continue to pump out content of the highest quality, and we can assume this is no different. Moreover, HBO does not shy away from hiring A-list actors for the smaller screen. From Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson to Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. It seems like they are continuing with that trend with the hiring of three-time Oscar nominated Mark Ruffalo.

You can catch Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk next in Thor Ragnarok as it smashes into Cinemas on November 3rd 2017.

Source: Deadline

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