Feb. 11, 2020, 2:05 a.m.
USA ACADEMY AWARDS 2020 (local time) The actor Mark Ruffalo, who was awarded at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, USA.,
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Lee Young-seop = With Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" scheduled to be produced as a drama in the United States, it has been reported that Mark Ruffalo (53), who played the Hulk in the Hollywood blockbuster "Avengers," is being mentioned as a casting candidate.
The U.S. online media Collider quoted a number of sources Tuesday as saying that Ruffalo is being mentioned as an actor to take on the leading role of the "parasite drama" to be produced by the U.S. HBO.
Collider said that the specific information about the plot of the current drama was not disclosed, and the characters did not have to be the same as the original, so it was difficult to say exactly what role Ruffalo would take.
However, considering that the casting of the most important roles in most movies and TV dramas is first, and that the role of the poor family played by actor Song Gang-ho was the most important part in the movie "Parasite", Ruffalo is expected to be considered as a similar role.
Kollider said Bong had been eyeing Ruffalo, and the official negotiations have not yet begun, but both sides are interested in the talks.
Ruffalo, famous for his role as Hulk in Marvel films such as "The Avengers" and "Captain America: Sibylwar", is a leading Hollywood actor who has been nominated for three Academy Awards.,It is also widely known as 'Begin Again', 'Yu Can Count on Me' and 'Jodiac'.
However, regarding Ruffalo's casting, HBO dismissed the series, which would be inspired by "parasites", as "initial stages of development, and any speculation about characters or roles is premature."
Bong (right in the middle) and actors and crew cheer as "Parasite" team (Los Angeles AFP=Yonhap News) director Bong Joon-ho's film "Parasite" won the award at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony held at Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California on September
CJ ENM, which invested in 'parasites', said on October 10, "We have not yet signed the final sign, but we have agreed to make 'parasites' into HBO drama."
Adam McKay, director Bong Joon-ho and CJ ENM, who directed the films 'Big Short' and 'Byeth', will participate as responsible producers.,However, it has not yet been decided how many trilogy to make and who to direct.
In an interview with the American entertainment media 'Hollywood Reporter' on May 21, Bong said, "It is bound to be limited to two hours for movies.,But there are a lot of stories I thought could happen between the movie scenes. "