Ruffalo had been expected to lead the comedy-drama, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Presumably his brother Scott's death during a game of Russian roulette had a role in the decision. While no plot synopsis has been released yet, writer-director Noah Baumbach is known for exploring relationships in films like "The Squid and the Whale" and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."
Ben Stiller to Replace Mark Ruffalo on 'Greenburg'
Comedian will take on dramatic role
Ben Stiller will step in for Mark Ruffalo as lead of the drama "Greenburg."
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