Mark Ruffalo Asked ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Director Rian Johnson for Part in Film


Mark Ruffalo emailed Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson asking for a part in the 2017 installment of the blockbuster franchise.

The star had already collaborated with filmmaker Johnson on his 2008 film The Brothers Bloom, so Ruffalo felt a little more at ease when hinting he was eager for a part in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

He tells movie website Collider, “I just reached out to Rian recently, by the way. My email to Rian after all these years was, ‘Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.’

“I love hanging out with Rian so (it) is interesting to me, but I would like a role.”

While Johnson still has time to hire Ruffalo for Episode VIII, Star Wars: Episode VII director, J.J. Abrams, has already gathered his cast and production on the highly-secretive film began earlier this year.

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