Brian Goodman (actor seen in "Munich," "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift") will directs his autobiographical crime drama for Yari Film Group. The movie will be shot on location in Boston starting in November.
Set on the streets of South Boston, Hawke and Ruffalo will star as two childhood friends who join a criminal gang to survive. Ruffalo's character soon struggles between his work and his family (his wife (Peet) and son).
"I came from a broken home and was living in survival mode," Goodman told the publication about his directorial debut — which he developed with actors Donnie Wahlberg and Paul T. Murray. "I have three bullets in me, one in the back of my head."
Ruffalo — known for his film work in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Zodiac," "Collateral" and Kenneth Lonergan's "You Can Count on Me," among others — made his Broadway debut in the 2006 revival of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! He next appears in "Reservation Road" and reteams with Lonergan in "Margaret."
Hawke currently directs the Off-Broadway staging of Things We Want. The actor has played on stage in The Coast of Utopia, Henry V, Hurlyburly and The Seagull. His film work includes "Dead Poets Society," "Reality Bites," "Great Expectations," "Hamlet," "Tape" and "Training Day" — earning an Academy Award nomination for the latter. Peet is known for her screen turns in "The Whole Nine Yards," "A Lot Like Love," "Something's Gotta Give" and "Melinda and Melinda," among others. The actress made her Broadway debut in the 2006 revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park following stage turns Off-Broadway in This Is How It Goes and Awake and Sing! as well as various benefit readings.