Yesterday, Collider reported that HBO is eyeing Avengers/Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight, Zodiac, Collateral) to play one of the lead roles in their series adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s fantastic thriller Parasite, which is being worked on by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice).
Well, it’s still very early in the development process, and while there’s no official casting at this time — or even a finished script — multiple sources have told Collider that three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo is being eyed to play one of the series’ leads.
Parasite director Bong Joon ho is teaming with fellow Oscar winner Adam McKay on the series, which is expected to be five or six episodes and is based on the Oscar-winning script by Bong and Han Jin-won.
However, don’t get too excited as they admit that the story could be premature.
Mark Ruffalo is no stranger to television as he recently worked on HBO’s upcoming series I Know This Much Is True.
Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk series for Disney+ is expected to shoot sometime in 2020 and there is a chance that Ruffalo’s Professor Hulk could show up in some capacity.
If you haven’t seen the Best Picture winner check out the film’s synopsis and trailer below.
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.