Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis and Kathryn Hahn have all joined HBO’s six-episode series “I Know This Much Is True” which boasts Mark Ruffalo as its star and executive producer.
An adaptation of the 1998 Wally Lamb novel, the long in the works project is described as an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness, set against the backdrop of 20th century America. Ruffalo will star as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, one of whom suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.
Leo plays their mother, O’Donnell a social worker at a psych ward, Panjabi is Thomas’ new shrink, Poots is Dominick’s girlfriend, Lewis is a self-absorbed grad student hired by Dominick, and Hahn is Dominick’s ex-wife.
“Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines” helmer Derek Cianfrance pens and directs all six episodes. He, Lamb, Anya Epstein, Gregg Fienberg, Ben Browning and Glen Basner will all executive produce.
Source: The Wrap