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Casting News: Ruffalo in "Bloom"

Mark Ruffalo has one of those faces you recognize when you see him on screen; he's that guy you remember from somewhere, you're just not sure where. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Yep, that's him. You Can Count On Me? Uh huh, he was in that. 13 Going On 30? Rumor Has It? The upcoming thriller Zodiac? Yes, yes and yes. He even took a stab at the leading-man role in the 2005 romcom Just Like Heaven, opposite Reese Witherspoon.

If there's one thing Ruffalo's got going for him it's recongizability. He's at that perfect moment in his career where exposure is at a premium, and he's taking full advantage. Variety reports that he's just signed on to The Brothers Bloom, the sophomore effort from Rian Johnson. Johnson, in case you don't recognize the name, burst onto the indie film scene as the writer/director behind Brick (rent it).

Already attached to Bloom are Adrien Brody, Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) and Rachel Weisz. Brody and Ruffalo are the brothers of the title, a con-duo who partner with Kikuchi, a woman with secrets of her own.

If you can't wait to see Ruffalo in Bloom, look for Zodiac this summer. After that, he's opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Reservation Road and Matt Damon in Margaret.

Posted by on February 13, 2007 11:29 PM
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