Mark Ruffalo to Play Twins in HBO Series I Know This Much is True

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Mark Ruffalo to Play Twins in HBO Series I Know This Much is True

Mark Ruffalo to play twins in HBO series I Know This Much is True

HBO has given the go ahead for production on Mark Ruffalo’s I Know This Much is True, a six-episode limited drama series based on Wally Lamb’s bestselling book, according to Deadline.

Written, directed and executive produced by Derek Cianfrance, the family saga follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, both played by Ruffalo, in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th century America.”

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Ruffalo will pull triple duty by executive producing and starring in the series as the aforementioned twins. Lamb will produce alongside the actor, FilmNation Entertainment’s Ben Browning and Glen Basner, and Gregg Feinberg and Anya Epstein. Lynette Howell Taylor and Jamie Patricof co-executive produce.

Ruffalo was last seen reprising his role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the box office juggernaut Avengers: Infinity War, and will appear next in that film’s sequel due next summer. He is a three-time Oscar-nominee, a Tony nominee and Emmy winner.

Cianfrance directed The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling, and more recently the period drama The Light Between Oceans.

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Lamb is the author of six bestselling novels: “I’ll Take You There,” “We Are Water,” “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” “The Hour I First Believed,” “I Know This Much Is True,” and “She’s Come Undone.” Lamb also edited “Couldn’t Keep It to Myself” and “I’ll Fly Away.”

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