When you watch Mark Ruffalo act, have you ever thought: "Hey, Ben Stiller would be a good Ruffalo replacement"? No? Me neither.

But it's happening! Back in May, Mark Ruffalo and Amy Adams were set to star in Noah Baumbach's next film, Greenberg.** Now, The Hollywood Reporter posts that Stiller has signed on to replace Ruffalo in the feature. I would assume that this is due to the death of Ruffalo's brother, which has been making news lately, but it could just be a case of a film taking too long to come to fruition. Amy Adams is out as well, and they're currently searching for her replacement.

It certainly seems like Stiller is now trying to balance his goofy Tropic Thunder type fare with something a bit meatier, between this and that earlier Chicago 7 rumor. As I've said before -- I'm all for it. It's about time he went back to more dramatic fare. But who should he traverse the rocky road of relationships with? Any ideas?

*The Hollywood Reporter has since corrected their post -- Ruffalo was never attached, but rather one of the actors interested in the film.
**The title of the film is actually Greenberg, not Greenburg, as THR listed.
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