Mark Ruffalo joins Emma Stone in Yorgos Lanthimos' 'Poor Things'

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Mark Ruffalo and Emma Stone
Mark Ruffalo and Emma Stone

Washington [US], May 22 (ANI): Actor Mark Ruffalo has joined the cast of ace film director-producer Yorgos Lanthimos' upcoming adaptation of 'Poor Things', from Searchlight Pictures, Film 4, and Element Pictures.

As per Variety, Ruffalo, an Emmy winner and three-time Oscar nominee, joined previously announced cast members including Oscar winner Emma Stone and four-time nominee Willem Dafoe in the film adaptation of Alasdair Grey's novel.

Lanthimos will direct and produce the film from a script by Tony McNamara, after pairing on the 2018 film 'The Favourite', for which McNamara earned an Oscar nomination for co-writing the screenplay.

'Poor Things' is a Frankenstein-esque tale set in the Victorian-era, described as a story of "love, discovery and scientific daring," focusing on a young woman named Belle Baxter (Stone) brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist.

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures, which has produced all of Lanthimos' English-language films including 'The Lobster', 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' and 'The Favourite', as well as 'Room' and Hulu's 'Normal People', will produce the upcoming film.

In addition to starring in the film, Stone will produce the project, under her Fruit Tree banner.

Ruffalo recently won an Emmy and SAG Award for his performance in the HBO limited series 'I Know This Much Is True'.

The actor is a three-time Oscar nominee for his roles in 'Foxcatcher', 'The Kids are Alright' and 'Spotlight'.

The star recently wrapped filming Netflix's 'The Adam Project', opposite Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana. Next, Ruffalo is set to reprise his role as Bruce Banner in the upcoming Marvel series 'She-Hulk'. (ANI)