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Mark Ruffalo cast as jazz musician Joe Albany in LOW DOWN

Jamie Neish

by: Jamie Neish
March 14th, 2011

mark ruffalo cast as jazz musician Joe Albany in LOW DOWN

Oscar-nominated and consistently brilliant actor Mark Ruffalo (THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT) has been cast as jazz musician Joe Albany in LOW DOWN.

LOW DOWN, based on Low Down: Junk, Jazz and Other Fairy Tales From Childhood, a memoir by Joe's daughter Amy Albany, will focus on Albany's burgeoning career and his turbulent fight with addiction in the 1960's and 70's.

Epoch Films and Bona Fide will co-produce, with advertisement director Jeff Preiss making his feature film debut on the film.

Albany's life was the subject of another documentary, JOE ALBANY: A JAZZ LIFE, released in 1980. The Carole Langer-directed documentary featured some of Albany's great contemporaries, such as Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.

LOW DOWN will shoot at the end of the year, once Ruffalo has completed work on Joss Whedon's superhero epic THE AVENGERS, in which he plays a mo-cap version of The Incredible Hulk.

Source: Variety

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