Mark Ruffalo, star of the Off-Broadway hit This Is Our Youth, is currently filming the erotic thriller "In the Cut." The new film, which co-stars Meg Ryan, shot scenes in New York's East Village July 22, the New York Post reports. Jennifer Jason Leigh, who recently left the Broadway production of Proof, is also among the company of actors in the film, which is being directed by Jane Campion, who also wrote the screenplay. Ruffalo portrays a police detective who becomes obsessed with Ryan's character while investigating a murder. Actress Nicole Kidman, an Oscar nominee last season for her work in "Moulin Rouge," is one of the film's producers.
Mark Ruffalo received a Lucille Lortel Award and a Theater World Award for his work in Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth, which led to his being cast opposite Laura Linney in Lonergan's film "You Can Count On Me." Ruffalo's other screen credits include "The Last Castle," "Committed," Ang Lee's "Ride with the Devil" and "54."
—By Andrew Gans