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Mark Ruffalo Working With Bong Joon Ho For 'Parasite' Series? Hulk Star Responds

Rumours Have It That Mark Ruffalo Was Directly Contacted By Bong Joon Ho To Play One Of The Leads In The Show.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 12 Feb 2020, 07:54:14 AM
Mark Ruffalo With Parasite Director Bong Joon Ho

Mark Ruffalo With Parasite Director Bong Joon Ho (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi :

After Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite scooped major three wins at the Oscars rumours afloat that the Oscar winning movie series is getting a series with Mark Ruffalo in the lead roles. Mark has now responded to the rumours stating that he will be ‘’honoured" to work with the director while neither denying nor confirming the report. Set at HBO, reports have it that Bong and "Succession" executive producer Adam McKay will adapt the South Korean language film for the small screen in a six-hour long project.

A source earlier told Collider that Ruffalo was directly contacted by Bong to play one of the leads in the show. Plot details for the series however is kept under wraps and that the characters will not necessarily mirror those in the film.

According to the outlet, the news on Ruffalo's probable casting was kept on hold till the Academy Awards were announced over the weekend.

When HBO was reached for comment over the weekend, a spokesperson for the network said any speculation on the casting was "wildly premature" this early in the process.

"The HBO limited series inspired by 'Parasite' is in the early stages of development, and to speculate on any characters or casting is wildly premature," HBO said in a statement.

Asked to comment on the report, Ruffalo initially praised "Parasite".

"(Bong is) amazing, I love him. He's amazing. His speech last night was incredible. It's an amazing movie. I'd be honoured to be able to play something in that," the actor told TMZ.

When pressed further by the outlet about whether or not he will be part of the forthcoming series, he teased his involvement with the show.

"You know how it is. Nothing's done until it's done. Maybe one day. It would be cool to be part of it," Ruffalo said.

"Parasite" shattered a 92-year Oscars history as it became the first non-English language film to earn the best picture trophy. It was also South Korea's first ever win.

Bong’s Parasite emerged the biggest winner winning the Oscars in original screenplay, international film and directing.

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First Published : 12 Feb 2020, 07:53:59 AM