Thesp to costar with Brody, Weisz

Mark Ruffalo is joining Endgame Entertainment’s “The Brothers Bloom” alongside Adrien Brody, Rinko Kikuchi and Rachel Weisz.

Ruffalo will portray the older brother in a conman team with Brody; Kikuchi, who’s Oscar-nominated for her role in “Babel,” will play the brothers’ partner in crime who may be hiding secrets of her own. Ruffalo will be seen next in “Zodiac,” “Reserveration Road” and “Where the Wild Things Are.”

“Brothers” was penned and will be directed by Rian Johnson in his first project since helming “Brick.” Production begins next month.

Endgame Entertainment is financing and producing with Ram Bergman. Endgame’s Jim Stern is handling producer duties and Endgame production prexy Wendy Japhet is exec producing.

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