Three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight) will star in Participant Media’s upcoming feature about the lawyer who took on chemical company DuPont, I can reveal.
Roma and Spotlight producer Participant acquired rights to the article and optioned Bilott’s life rights. Matthew Carnahan wrote the screenplay with current revisions being done by Mario Correa. Along with Ruffalo, Killer Films’ Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon will produce. Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will executive produce. Bilott will serve as a consultant, with Participant’s Robert Kessel overseeing development and production on behalf of the company. Lionsgate launched international sales on the film at the recent American Film Market.
Ruffalo is repped by Lighthouse Management, UTA, Keith Klevan and Relevant. Haynes and Carnahan are represented by CAA. Correa is represented by WME.