Mark Ruffalo Stars in Legal Thriller 'Dark Waters'

To me, the most surprising thing about this movie, which brings back echoes of Erin Brockovich and Michael Clayton, is that it was directed by Todd Haynes. Really? The guy who made Far From Heaven, Carol, Velvet Goldmine and I’m Not There directed what looks like a generic throwback to 1990’s legal thrillers? That seems to have no connective tissue to any of his other movies, but maybe this is just an extremely misleading trailer. Not to say that the genre is bad or anything either- just seems like an odd choice for a guy like Haynes.