Also joining cast on Participant’s prestige-looking feature are Bill Camp (Vice), Victor Garber (Argo), Mare Winningham (The Affair), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) and Bill Pullman (Independence Day).
Production will get under way next week in Cincinnati on the film, which is inspired by the true story of corporate defense attorney Robert Bilott, played by Ruffalo, whose environmental suit against DuPont exposed a decades-long history of chemical pollution. Participant also optioned the life rights of Bilott.
Based on Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Magazine’s article The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare, script comes from Matthew Carnahan and Mario Correa. Ruffalo will produce the film with Killer Films’ Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon. Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will executive produce,