Mark Ruffalo is in final negotiations to join Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst in Focus Features’ “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
Michel Gondry (“Human Nature”) directs from a script by Charlie Kaufman.
Like Kaufman’s “Being John Malkovich,” much of “Sunshine” takes place in the recesses of the human brain. Story concerns a man who tries to erase a particularly steamy relationship he had with an ex-mate. Ruffalo will play a lab technician involved in the memory-erasing procedure.
Pic is skedded to go before cameras in mid-January in Gotham.
Ruffalo, whose film credits include “You Can Count on Me” and “Windtalkers,” recently completed Jane Campion’s “In the Cut,” opposite Meg Ryan. Thesp also has a trio of other pics in the can: “XX/XY,” “A View From the Top” and “My Life Without Me.”