Todd Haynes’s latest film, now called “Dark Waters,” is getting an awards-friendly November release date.Mark Ruffalo stars in the true story of environmental defense attorney Robert Bilott as he took on chemical polluter DuPont. Oscar winner Anne Hathaway will play his wife Sarah.
It’s based on the Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Magazine article, “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.”
The Academy (and other awards-giving groups) love movies about whistle-blowers and crusaders like “Erin Brockovich,” and “Spotlight,” (which earned Ruffalo his third Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.)
Ruffalo is also a producer on the film, along with Haynes’ longtime collaborators Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler of Killer Films.
The movie wasn’t ready in time for the earlier fall film festivals, but might play the AFI Fest in November.
Focus Features will open the movie in limited release on November 22 and expand to more theaters the following week.
Haynes’s previous films include “Carol,” “Far From Heaven,” and “I’m Not There.”
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