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Academy Award® Winners Anne Hathaway And Tim Robbins Join Oscar® Nominee Mark Ruffalo to Star in Participant Media's Feature Film Inspired by Dupont Environmental Suit

Film is directed by Todd Haynes and Produced by Mark Ruffalo and Killer Films; Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper and Bill Pullman also join cast of Untitled project based on New York Times Magazine article, "The Lawyer Who Became Dupont's Worst Nightmare"

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 9, 2019) – Participant Media announced today that Oscar® and Golden Globe® winners Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight) and Tim Robbins (Mystic River) will star alongside previously announced Oscar® nominee Mark Ruffalo in the feature film based on Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Magazine’s article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.” Emmy® nominee Bill Camp (Vice, Molly’s Game, ‘The Night Of’), Emmy nominee Victor Garber (Titanic, Argo, ‘Alias’), Oscar nominee Mare Winningham (Georgia, ‘The Affair’), William Jackson Harper (‘The Good Place’, Paterson) and Bill Pullman (‘The Sinner’, Independence Day, Battle of the Sexes) have also joined the cast of the film directed by Oscar nominee Todd Haynes from a script written by Matthew Carnahan and Mario Correa.

Ruffalo will also 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. Robert Bilott, the corporate defense attorney who took on an environmental suit against the chemical company DuPont, will serve as a consultant on the film, with Participant’s Robert Kessel overseeing development and production on behalf of the company.

Production of the film will commence next week in Cincinnati.

Inspired by a true story, the untitled film centers around Bilott, played by Ruffalo, whose environmental suit against Dupont would expose a decades-long history of chemical pollution. Participant also has optioned the life rights of Bilott.

Participant recently won five Golden Globe® Awards, including Best Picture – Musical or Comedy for Green Book and Best Foreign Language Film, Roma. Both films also received Producers Guild Awards nominations for Outstanding Producer of a Theatrical Motion Picture, along with RBG, nominated for Outstanding Producer of a Documentary Motion Picture.

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.

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Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s (www.participantmedia.com) content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 30 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake—all aimed at entertainment that inspires social awareness and engaging audiences to participate in positive social change. Participant’s content and social impact mandate speaks directly to the rise of today’s “conscious consumer,” representing over 2 billion consumers who are compelled to make impactful content a priority focus. Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant is positioned uniquely within the industry to engage a rapidly growing audience while bringing global awareness and action to today’s most vital issues.

Participant’s more than 100 films, including Spotlight, Contagion, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOUR, Food, Inc. and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 73 Academy Award® nominations and 18 wins, including Best Picture for Green Book and Spotlight and Best Foreign Language Film for Roma and A Fantastic Woman. Participant’s digital entertainment division, SoulPancake (www.soulpancake.com), is an award-winning provider of thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting digital content including such widely popular series as Kid President and The Science of Happiness and reaches an audience of nearly 9 million fans. Follow Participant Media on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram. Follow SoulPancake on Twitter and on Facebook and Instagram.


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