New Film Says That Real Men Cry

At least Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo do

New Film Says That Real Men Cry

by Helen O'Hara |
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When trying to find somewhere to set your crime movie, one location above all others is so hot right now. Yup, it's all about South Boston, once the home of janitorial geniuses in Good Will Hunting but now the haunt of killers (Mystic River), child abductors (Gone Baby Gone) and the, er, Irish mafia (The Departed) - at least on screen. And now Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo are headed to that part of town to prove that Real Men Cry.

The film is about two childhood friends, Paulie (Hawke) and Brian (Ruffalo) who survive on the streets as petty thieves, joining a local criminal gang. However, Brian's relationship with his wife (Amanda Peet) and son soon begin to suffer, and tragedy, we're guessing, ensues.

The film's being directed by debutant director Brian Goodman, who you may have seen acting in Catch Me If You Can or The Last Castle. The story's based on his experiences with a childhood friend who's now serving 100 years for armed robbery, but Goodman wrote the script with Paul T. Murray and Donnie Wahlberg - yup, turns out former New Kids on the Block can read and write. Who knew?

Production begins in November, so expect to see this late next year.

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