Mark Ruffalo has signed on to star in Brian Goodman's autobiographical crime drama Real Men Cry. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet will also star in this Yari Film Group project.

Hawke and Ruffalo are set to play childhood friends Paulie and Brian. They are forced to survive on the tough streets of South Boston through a life of petty thievery. They soon 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.

Goodman stated, "I sat down with Mark and Ethan and told them, 'You are two on a very short list of men who could've been in films 35 years ago, when men were men."

The film will begin shooting in Boston beginning this November.