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“Oh, One More Thing… ” Is Mark Ruffalo in line to play Columbo?

July 19th, 2014 by Dave Bowling Comments

So, The Hulk ain’t enough of a pop cultural icon then? Seems Bruce Banner himself Mark Ruffalo may be lined up to play Peter Falk’s detective in a dirty mac. Yes, Hollywood may be bringing Columbo to the big screen.

In a ever-so-slightly leading Twitter conversation, in the last three days Ruffalo, screenwriter Gary Whitta (After Earth) and Twitterer [Mystery Executive] had the following exchange:

Any takers for a feature-length Columbo outing? With the right script this could be pretty damn good, especially if the Cohen brothers are actually involved. I just hope like hell that nobody takes the Starsky & Hutch “comedy” route with it…

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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