Ruffalo Sets Sights on Meirelles’ Blindness


Mark Ruffalo will star with Julianne Moore in director Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Blindness, the Jose Saramago novel about an outbreak of blindness that sweeps an unidentified town. Variety says shooting begins this summer in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Ruffalo will play a doctor who loses his sight along with everyone else in town, except the doc’s wife. Don McKellar wrote the script, and Meirelles’ 02 Filmes will produce.

Ruffalo, last seen in Zodiac, recently completed the Terry George-directed Reservation Road, the Spike Jonze-helmed Where the Wild Things Are and the Ryan Johnson-directed Brothers Bloom.