Mark Ruffalo in Talks to Join Chris Hemsworth in Movie Based on Don Winslow’s ‘Crime 101’

Mark Ruffalo is eyeing a big-screen reunion with Chris Hemsworth for the planned adaptation of a Don Winslow project.

Ruffalo is in talks to join Hemsworth in Amazon MGM Studios’ feature version of Crime 101, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Bart Layton — who wrote the script with contributions from Peter Straughan — is set to direct the movie that is based on author Winslow’s novella of the same name.

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Hemsworth is in talks to star and produce alongside partner Ben Grayson for the film that is aiming for theatrical release next year.

Serving as producers are Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, and Layton and Dimitri Doganis for RAW, in addition to Derrin Schlesinger and Shane Salerno. Joely Fether is executive producing for RAW.

Published in 2021, the novella Crime 101 centered on detective Lou Lubesnick as he attempts to solve a string of jewel heists by tracking the perpetrator who follows a strict set of rules known as “Crime 101.”

Ruffalo’s upcoming projects include the HBO crime drama series Task and Bong Joon Ho’s sci-fi feature Mickey 17 alongside Robert Pattinson. Ruffalo was nominated for an Oscar for his role opposite Emma Stone in Yorgos Lanthimos’ film Poor Things.

Ruffalo and Hemsworth shared the screen for a number of titles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ruffalo played Bruce Banner and his alter ego known as the Hulk, while Hemsworth is known for his role as Thor.

Layton wrote and directed the 2018 heist movie American Animals that starred Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan and Ann Dowd.

Deadline was first to report the news of Ruffalo’s casting.

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