Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins and Mark Ruffalo to Star in Todd Haynes’ Cincinnati-Filmed Drama About DuPont Lawsuit

Filming is slated to start next week

click to enlarge The real-life Rob Bilott in the documentary "The Devil We Know" - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY ATLAS FILMS
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The real-life Rob Bilott in the documentary "The Devil We Know"

Director Todd Haynes will be back in Cincinnati to film a new movie called Dry Run, based on a New York Times Magazine article, "The Lawyer who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare." It will center around Robert Bilott, a Cincinnati-based lawyer who took on the chemical company DuPont in an environmental lawsuit that stretched for eight years. 

Haynes' 2015 film Carol, which secured a handful of Oscar nominations, was also shot in Cincinnati (including Eden Park and the '50s-style West Side steakhouse Maury's Tiny Cove).

The DuPont case was the subject of a recent documentary, The Devil We Know, directed by Stephanie Soechtig. (We wrote about the film in early October.) Details about the Haynes film are still sparse, but Deadline has revealed that along with Mark Ruffalo, named as one of the film's producers and slated to play Bilott, Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins will join the cast. 

Deadline goes on to say, "Also joining cast on Participant’s prestige-looking feature are Bill Camp (Vice), Victor Garber (Argo), Mare Winningham (The Affair), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) and Bill Pullman (Independence Day)."

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