This new poster has been released online for Mark Ruffalo’s directional debut ‘Sympathy for Delicious.’ Ruffalo is following a fantastic 2010 in which he starred in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island.’ and bagged an Academy Award nomination for ‘The Kids Are All Right.’ ‘Sympathy for Delicious’ stars Christopher Thornton, Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich and Ruffalo. The film arrives in US cinemas April 29th 2011, not sure of a UK release date at this moment in time.

Recently paralyzed DJ “Delicious” Dean battles the mean streets of Los Angeles, struggling to survive in his wheelchair. Yearning to walk again, and fighting to spark the ashes that were once his career, Dean turns to the dubious world of faith healing and gets much more than he bargained for. Lured by easy money and the heat of fame, Dean sells out to an unstable rock band, stomping the dreams of so many who see him as their only hope. World-famous DJ “Delicious” must now tackle his own worst demon-himself-if he is ever to conquer his “handicap” and find true healing.

Written by and starring Christopher Thornton in a gripping performance as the fiercely determined deejay, Sympathy for Delicious is a wildly original story. Mark Ruffalo makes an auspicious directorial debut with a gritty, yet fervent, take on the search for meaning amidst tragedy and the redemptive power that is compassion.