Mark Ruffalo To Play A Sex Addict In Thanks For Sharing

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-01-21 10:46:55discussion comments
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Though he'll likely continue to be overshadowed by Christian Bale's turn in The Fighter, one of the best supporting actor performances of 2010 was Mark Ruffalo's in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Playing a character that was both funny and pensive, the actor was a joy to watch on screen. Lucky for us, he plans on working with the same writer again.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Ruffalo will be reteaming with Kids Are All Right co-writer Stuart Blumberg for Thanks For Sharing. An original screenplay by Blumberg, who will also direct the film, Ruffalo will play a one of three sex addicts in a recovery clinic. The movie will be the directorial debut for Blumberg, who was formally a writer on MadTV and wrote the Edward Norton film Keeping The Faith as well as the comedy The Girl Next Door. Production for the film will likely work around Ruffalo's schedule as the actor is set to appear in Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble film The Avengers, which will be shooting from April to September.

While Ruffalo has always been around, one gets the sense that he is going to finally start getting the recognition that he deserves. He is easily one of the more under appreciated actors working today and can balance both comedy and drama equally well. If Ruffalo's involved, that's reason enough to be interested.
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