Recent Oscar nominee and future Hulk Mark Ruffalo will headline the biopic Low Down for Epoch Films. Jeff Preiss will make his directorial debut with the project.

Low Down will focus on legendary jazz pianist Joe Albany and the relationship he has with his eleven year old daughter, Amy Albany. Told from Amy's point of view, the story unfolds as a strung out Joe drags himself in and out of cocktail bars and transient hotels trying to earn a living. Amy Albany co-wrote the screenplay, based on her own memoir.

Production on Low Down will begin towards the end of the year, after Mark Ruffalo completes his work on the massive Marvel Studios superhero ensemble The Avengers.

B. Alan Orange