Mark Ruffalo is being lined up to star in ‘Parasite’ HBO TV adaptation

Bong Joon-ho's movie dominated this year's Oscars

Mark Ruffalo could be set to star in a HBO TV adaptation of the Oscar winning movie Parasite.

The Avengers star is reportedly being lined up for a role according to Collider with sources claiming there “is interest on both sides of the negotiation table”.

It is thought Ruffalo may portray Kim Ki-taek – played in the film by Song Kang-ho – the embattled patriarch of the lower-class family in focus.


It remains unclear whether the series will be a longer-form version of Bong Joon-ho’s  Korean film or if it will be a spin off in the same vein as HBO’s recent Watchmen series.

Ruffalo, is already set to appear in another HBO television project, a seven-episode drama titled I Know This Much Is True.

Parasite dominated this year’s Oscars, taking home Best International Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. It was the first South Korean movie to win an Oscar and the first non-English language film to take home Best Picture.

In a five star review, NME described Parasite as a “darkly comic thriller” and “a modern masterpiece”.

Meanwhile, Ruffalo recently discussed whether ‘Avengers: Endgame’ could be his last appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Appearing on the Graham Norton Show, he was asked whether he could star in another edition of the popular franchise.

“I don’t know,” the actor responded, before dramatically covering his mouth. “Who knows really? It is supposed to be over and that was supposed to be the end.”