HBO has released a new trailer for Mark Ruffalo’s new limited series I Know This Much Is True, in which the actor takes on the two leading roles. He plays twin brothers in the movie and it looks like it’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster.
The series is an adaptation of the 1998 bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, the story of which follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers. This is a family saga, that tells a story of “betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.”
The HBO limited series is directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines). Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees) wrote the script. Here’s the synopsis for the series:
Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation. Dominick is forced to care for his brother as well as confront dark secrets and pain he has buried deep within himself—a journey of the soul that takes him beyond his blue-collar New England town to Sicily’s Mount Etna, the birthplace of his grandfather and namesake. Coming to terms with his life and lineage, Dominick struggles to find forgiveness and finally rebuild himself beyond the haunted shadow of his troubled twin.
The series also stars Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Imogen Poots (She’s Funny That Way), Rosie O’Donnell (A League of Their Own), Kathryn Hahn (Transparent), and Juliette Lewis (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape).
I Know This Much is True will be released on HBO on April 27th.