Emmy winner Ben Foster will replace previously announced star Mark Ruffalo in the big screen adaption of writer/director Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter, according to Variety. The movie, which aims to begin production in December or January, co-stars Kristen Dunst and Katherine Waterston. Tony winner Billy Crudup also dropped out of the film, though his replacement has not been announced.
A finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Red Light Winter centers on two male friends vacationing in Amsterdam, who find their lives upended by a local prostitute. Rapp directed the 2006 off-Broadway production that starred Christopher Denham (in the role to be played by Foster), Chinglish star Gary Wilmes (in the role left vacant by Crudup) and Lisa Joyce as the prostitute, the role to be played by Dunst.
Foster starred in the films X-Men: The Last Stand, 30 Days of Night, The Messenger, Alpha Dog, Contraband, Get Over It and The Laramie Project. He appeared on TV in Bang Bang You’re Dead (Emmy Award), Six Feet Under and Freaks and Geeks.