Well, with a title like Real Men Cry, I guess it's a relief that this won't be a movie about men taking sensitivity training. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Peet and Ethan Hawke have signed for the leads in autobiographical crime drama called Real Men Cry. The film was written by actor-turned-director Brian Goodman, and is his autobiographical story about a local Boston boy who overcomes his criminal past. "Hawke and Ruffalo will play childhood friends Paulie and Brian, respectively, who are forced to survive on the tough streets of South Boston through a life of petty thievery. They join a local gang of criminals, but Brian finds it hard to reconcile his work and friendship with Paulie and his relationship with his wife (Peet) and son."

After years of petty criminal acts and drug and alcohol abuse, Goodman was finally incarcerated and began to turn his life around. Goodman told THR, "I came from a broken home and was living in survival mode. I have three bullets in me, one in the back of my head." Goodman began to score parts in small, local films in the late '90s, and also crossed paths with boy-band veteran Donnie Wahlberg at a high stakes card game in Boston. Wahlberg, another native of Boston's mean streets, even collaborated with Goodman on the script with fellow Boston actor Paul T. Murray. According to THR, the film has been put on the fast track; now that casting is already underway, I wouldn't be surprised if the film is aiming for a 2008 release.
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