Mark Ruffalo May Play the Lead on HBO’s “Parasite” Series

Mark Ruffalo. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9640561ta)

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite won the Best Picture award at the Oscars and became the first foreign language speaking film to do so in the history of the Oscars. It also won the awards for Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay. Now, HBO is moving on with the development of its Parasite TV series.

Reports claim that the actor that the network wants to see as the lead in the series is Mark Ruffalo. According to the reports, Bong has already been in touch with the actor but the negotiations have not yet started. Although Ruffalo is recognized these days mainly with his role in the MCU movies as the Hulk, he is known for his political and social tendencies in the picking of his roles — so it seems Parasite is a logical choice for him.

HBO’s Parasite is set to be a limited series with five or six episodes. Bong will write the script and will serve as a producer. Adam Mckay will direct and co-produce.

In response to reports made on Collider, HBO released the following statement: “to speculate on any characters or casting is wildly premature at this point in the show’s development.”