Screen Junkies » low down http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ruffalo Throws Down Gauntlet To Academy Members By Playing Drug-Addicted Jazz Musician http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ruffalo-throws-down-gauntlet-to-academy-members-by-playing-drug-addicted-jazz-musician/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ruffalo-throws-down-gauntlet-to-academy-members-by-playing-drug-addicted-jazz-musician/#comments Sat, 12 Mar 2011 01:54:14 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201371 Man, Mark Ruffalo REALLY wants that Oscar.

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After getting within spitting distance of an Academy Award for his turn in The Kids Are All Right, Mark Ruffalo has decided to pull out the big guns to ensure he is not denied again: He’s playing a jazz musician in a biopic.

Low Down will feature Ruffalo as jazz pianist Joe Albany, a strung-out musician in Los Angeles during the 60′s and 70′s. The story will be told from the point of view of his 11 year-old daughter, who will watch him achieve legend status playing with the likes of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, only to see him struggle with heroin addiction in later years.

Filming is expected to start at year’s end with Ruffalo himself as a producer. The film will be helmed by Jeff Preiss, who has only worked in commercials until now.

C’mon, Mark. If you really wanna seal that Oscar deal, you need Arnofsky or higher in that director’s chair. Oh well. It still sounds pretty great. (Variety)

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