Mark Ruffalo to star in Low Down

March 14th, 2011

Mark Ruffalo is set to play jazz pianist Joe Albany in a new movie.

The 'Kids Are Alright' actor will executive produce and star in independent film 'Low Down', which follows the musician's life and relationship with his 11-year-old daughter Amy.

The film will be told from Amy's point of view as she witnesses her father's rise to success and subsequent descent into heroin addiction, though a young actress has not yet been chosen for the role.

Amy - whose father died in 1988 aged 63 - has written the script with Topper Lilien, based on her memoir of the same name.

Jeff Preiss will make his feature film directorial debut on the project, with Albert Berget and Rob Yerxa serving as producers alongside Mindy Goldberg.

Production is scheduled to begin on the movie later this year, although there is no release date yet.

Mark can next be seen in 'Sympathy for Delicious', which is scheduled for release next month, before he begins work on Marvel blockbuster 'The Avengers'.