Following Enemy and Prisoners, Jake Gyllenhaal has hinted that his next collaboration with Denis Villeneuve may happen sooner than we think.
Denis Villeneuve is most definitely on a roll right now, with the director’s next film – Dune – set to release soon. Furthermore, the revered director is coming off the back of such highly-rated films as Blade Runner 2049, Arrival and Sicario.
However, for his next project, he may be going back to his roots and renewing a fruitful collaboration with actor, Jake Gyllenhall, reports Dark Horizons. In 2013, Villeneuve released a brace of films featuring Gyllenhaal, Enemy and Prisoners, both of which marked the director as an immense talent with incredible potential. Now, whilst chatting to Roger Deakins on his podcast, Gyllenhaal has revealed that the director wants to collaborate with him again, although he remains tight-lipped as to what the project might be.
“Denis, to this day, there is something we are working on now and he just writes me, ‘I can’t wait to work with you again.’ And I feel the same way. There are these people you find in your life where you just have these connections. That began that connection.”
Gyllenhaal’s production company, Nine Stories, is part of a co-production to bring the Jo Nesbo crime novel, The Son, to the big screen and Villeneuve is said to be developing that project although Gyllenhaal himself isn’t attached to it beyond a production level. The film’s premise itself is intriguing:
The Son follows a promising teenage wrestler, whose life is upended when his cop father commits suicide. He winds up in prison, addicted to heroin from a seedy chaplain on the inside. When he learns secretive truths about his father’s wrongful death, he makes a daring escape and begins hunting the people responsible for his wrongful sentence.
Whether this is the project in question remains to be seen, as does the extent of Gyllenhaal’s involvement. After Prisoners and Enemy though, we can certainly hope, right? More on this one as we have it.
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