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MARK RUFFALO TO PLAY COLUMBO

MARK RUFFALO TO PLAY COLUMBO

HOLLYWOOD – Following a sustained and prolonged 24 hour Twitter campaign, Mark Ruffalo ceded to the will of the people and declared he would be playing Columbo in an upcoming movie, possibly scripted and directed by the Coen Brothers.

Mr. Ruffalo initially was caught off guard by the suggestion made in a tweet by Gary Whitta, a screenwriter famous for Book of Eli. Ruffalo said he had to finish another remake of Woman Under the Influence, in which he will also take on the Peter Falk role. This will be part of Ruffalo’s extended preparation process which saw him play Edward Norton off Broadway before essaying the Hulk in The Avengers.

Ruffalo, who appeared in Foxcatcher as the Incredible Hulk, spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec:

I’ve always been a huge fan of the television series. I thought Peter Falk was magnificent in his crumpled genius. He is an Everyman often finding crime in places where he is despised. I really can’t wait to get on the rain coat, practice my squint and say the immortal line, ‘Oh I almost forgot, just one more question.’


Columbo will be released whenever Twitter wants.

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One thought on “MARK RUFFALO TO PLAY COLUMBO

  1. Jessica Nield

    I grew up with Columbo, literally. In Britain in the 1970s all the way up to the 2000’s, every time it was on the telly over here I would watch it.
    Recently, I was bought the DVD box set, every episode ever put out.
    If it was up to me, now Mr Falk sadly has passed on, along with Mr Richard Levinson co author and creator of the great man, Columbo should be laid to rest with them, and live on in memories and repeats.
    The last episode, Columbo Likes the Night Life, ended on a high, hopeful note, which I think was how the writers and Mr Falk himself wanted it to be.
    If this new ‘pilot episode on the big screen’ does happen, and it is a big if, no sign of it yet, a year and a half after it was announced Universal aren’t willing to let go just yet, and the more than able Mark Ruffalo’s Columbo passes the fan test, I just hope they aren’t doing it to get money, and will stay as true as possible to Mr Falk’s characterisation.
    Thank you.

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