August 26, 2019 2:50pm

By Anthony D’Alessandro

Focus Features

EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features is adding Participant Media’s Todd Haynes feature Dark Waters to the late-fall fray with a limited release on November, the Friday before Thanksgiving.

The pic, inspired by a true story, follows a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family and his own life – to expose the truth. Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Tim Robbins star with Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper and Bill Pullman. Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler, and Christine Vachon produce with a screenplay by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan.

To date, Dark Waters is the only limited release from a studio classic label on that pre-Thanksgiving weekend. Even though Paramount/Global Road’s The Rhythm Section recently left the frame, it boasts three wide entries including Disney’s Frozen 2, STX’s 21 Bridges and Sony’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

Haynes was nominated for a 2003 Original Screenplay Oscar for Focus Features’ Far From Heaven.