Dark Waters Trailer: Mark Ruffalo Searches for the Truth—And Maybe an Oscar?

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Todd Haynes’s latest feature could conceivably be the one to clinch Ruffalo his Oscar—but the best-actor race is going to be tough.

Vanity Fair

By Laura Bradley 


In Dark Waters, Mark Ruffalo is out for environmental justice. The film, not to be confused with the 2005 horror film Dark Water, comes from Far From Heaven and Carol director Todd Haynes, and was inspired by a true story—specifically, the New York Times article "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare". Ruffalo plays a corporate defense attorney—meaning he defends chemical firms for a living—who winds up filing an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company, exposing a long history of intentional pollution. Think Erin Brockovich but male and in West Virginia—and if you’re a Ruffalo fan, maybe start hoping it brings him the same success that Julia Roberts had. Read More. 

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