Ben Stiller to Star in Greenberg


Ben Stiller is attached to star in Greenberg, a comedy-drama Noah Baumbach is writing and directing.

Scott Rudin is producing the project, whose logline is being kept under wraps but which is expected to center on the intimacies of relationships in the manner of Baumbach’s other films, such as The Squid and the Whale.

Mark Ruffalo was among the actors eyeing the Stiller role, while Amy Adams was circling the female lead; producers are now holding talks with a number of other actresses.

“Greenburg” is being shopped to several specialty divisions, with Focus one of the companies discussing a potential financing and distribution role.