Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins have joined the cast of the new untitled movie from Todd Haynes, an environmental drama about the chemical company DuPont, Participant Media announced Wednesday.
Mark Ruffalo is starring and producing the film.
Hathaway and Robbins join the feature based on Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.” Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman also joined the cast of the film directed by Haynes from a script written by Matthew Carnahan and Mario Correa.
Production of the film will begin next week in Cincinnati, and it centers around Robert Bilott (Ruffalo), a corporate defense attorney who took on an environmental suit against DuPont. The suit would ultimately expose a decades-long history of chemical pollution.
Ruffalo will produce the film, with Killer Films’ Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon. Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King will executive produce, along with Michael Sledd. Bilott will serve as a consultant on the film, with Participant’s Robert Kessel overseeing development and production on behalf of the company. Participant also has optioned the life rights of Bilott.
Hathaway in 2019 will be seen opposite Matthew McConaughey in “Serenity” and opposite Rebel Wilson in the “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” remake “The Hustle.” Robbins was last seen in the HBO series “Here and Now.”
Hathaway is represented by CAA. Robbins and Pullman are represented by ICM. Ruffalo and Harper are represented by UTA. Garber is represented by Industry Entertainment. Camp and Winningham are represented by Innovative Artists. Jackson Harper is repped by AC Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.