The limited series has banked some major talent.
Variety confirms that Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis and Kathryn Hahn will star opposite Mark Ruffalo in I Know This Much Is True.
The six-episode limited drama series was given a production commitment from HBO. It is based on Wally Lamb’s bestselling book of the same name. The family drama follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness, taking place against the backdrop of 20th century America.
Ruffalo stars as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey; Leo will play Ma, mother of Dominick and Thomas; O’Donnell portrays Lisa Sheffer, a social worker for unit two at the Hatch Forensic Institute where Thomas is staying; Panjabi is Dr. Patel, Thomas’ newly appointed psychologist; Poots will play Joy Hanks, Dominick’s live-in girlfriend; Lewis is Nedra Frank, a self-absorbed grad student hired by Dominick; and Hahn portrays Dessa Constantine, Dominick’s ex-wife.
The limited series is directed, written and executive produced by Derek Cianfrance. Ruffalo and Wally are also exec producing.