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Mark Ruffalo to star in "I Know This Much is True" for HBO #book2movies

Thanks, HBO, for adding another book to my teetering bedside pile. Today’s news that Mark Ruffalo is set to star in an 8 episode series based on Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much is True has me putting the title on my hold list at the public library right now. After all the book, published in 2008, is 901 pages. That’s going to take a minute to read. 

Ruffalo, shown here in Now You See It 2 will play a pair of identical twins, Dominick and Thomas, the latter being a schizophrenic. 

On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother, Thomas, entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable. . . .
One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human.
Mark Ruffalo himself has been working with the author to develop the script for the past couple of years, now Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Light Between Oceans) has signed on to direct. I’m a fan of both Ruffalo and Cianfrance’s work so this is definitely one for the must watch list. Just hoping I can get that mammoth book under my belt first.

Have you read the book? Do you plan to?