Ben Foster has replaced Ruffalo in the upcoming drama "Red Light Winter," with previously attached Billy Crudup also exiting. Based on the play by Rapp (a writer for "The L Word" and "In Treatment"; director of "Winter Passing"), the film centers on two thirty-something New Yorkers who go to Amsterdam to rekindle their friendship and get away from the break-ups and illnesses that have taken over the lives, only to have everything turned upside down when they enter a love triangle with a Red Light district prostitute (Dunst). Foster will play an anxious emerging writer, with Crudup's substitute yet to be found.
Super producer Scott Rudin is putting his skills behind the scenes of this one with Katherine Waterston ("Being Flynn," "Robot And Frank") also joining the flick as another woman who gets caught up with the two men. The filmmakers are aiming for a December or January start, so here's hoping this comes together, as it sounds like it has a lot of potential. [Variety]