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I Know This Much Is True Teaser Features Mark Ruffalo as Twins

HBO has revealed the teaser for I Know This Much Is True, the adaptation of Wally Lamb’s bestselling novel (available at Amazon) starring Mark Ruffalo. The series will premiere on HBO April 27th.

The limited series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

The series stars Mark Ruffalo (Avengers films, Emmy winner for HBO’s The Normal Heart), who also serves as an executive producer, as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a family saga, which follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness, set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.

The series shows Dominick and Thomas at different stages in their lives, beginning in their present with both brothers approaching middle-age, filled in with Dominick’s flashbacks to their young adulthood.

Melissa Leo (Emmy nominee for HBO’s All the Way and Mildred Pierce, Academy Award winner for The Fighter) stars as Ma (Concettina Ipolita Tempesta Birdsey), mother of Dominick and Thomas. Emmy winner Rosie O’Donnell plays Lisa Sheffer, a social worker for unit two at the Hatch Forensic Institute.

Emmy nominee Archie Panjabi stars as Dr. Patel, Thomas’ newly appointed psychologist, while Imogen Poots portrays Joy Hanks, Dominick’s live-in girlfriend, and John Procaccino appears as Ray Birdsey, Dominick and Thomas’ stepfather.

Rob Huebel plays Leo, Dominick’s best friend, Philip Ettinger stars as the young adult Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, and Aisling Franciosi as young Dessa Constantine. Michael Greyeyes (HBO’s True Detective) plays Ralph Drinkwater, a former classmate from Dominick and Thomas’ youth whose life intersects once again with Dominick.

Also starring are Guillermo Diaz as Sergeant Mercado; Marcello Fonte as Domenico Onofrio Tempesta, Dominick and Thomas’ maternal grandfather from Sicily; Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Hume, head of the board at the Hatch Forensic Institute; and Brian Goodman as Al, an older cop.

Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis plays Nedra Frank, a self-absorbed grad student hired by Dominick, and Emmy nominee Kathryn Hahn portrays Dessa Constantine, Dominick’s ex-wife.

The six-episode limited drama series was written for television and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines). 

Cianfrance executive produces along with Ben Browning & Glen Basner for FilmNation Entertainment, Mark Ruffalo for Willi Hill Productions, Gregg Fienberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Wally Lamb, and Anya Epstein. Jamie Patricof co-executive produces.

What do you think about the I Know This Much Is True teaser? Are you going to watch the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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