WEIRDLAND: Jake Gyllenhaal and René Russo to star in "Nightcrawler" thriller

Friday, April 26, 2013

Jake Gyllenhaal and René Russo to star in "Nightcrawler" thriller

Jake Gyllenhaal dabbled in the world of crime journalism when he starred as cartoonist Robert Graysmith in David Fincher's brilliant 2007 crime thriller Zodiac, and today we have learned that he is ready to make his way back. Variety is reporting that the Oscar-nominated actor and Rene Russo have both signed on to star in the new indie thriller Nightcrawler.

René Russo in "Get Shorty" (1995) directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

The film will be the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, who will also be writing the script. The filmmaker is best known for his work as a screenwriter, previously penning movies like The Bourne Legacy, Tarsem Singh's The Fall and Two For The Money. His brother Tony Gilroy, with whom he wrote the last Bourne movie, will be serving as a producer on the new project.

Jake Gyllenhaal attending the 11th Annual Poetry & the Creative Mind Benefit - Rehearsals on April 17, 2013 in New York City

New still of Jake Gyllenhaal and Sarah Gadon in "An Enemy" (2013) directed by Denis Villeneuve

While details about the plot of Nightcrawler are slim, the trade says that it follows "a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of L.A. freelance crime journalism." It's not specified what roles either actor will play, though presumably Gyllenhaal will be starring in the lead role. Source:

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