He’s building himself somewhat of a reputation when it comes to choosing his film roles – if it’s bizarrely intriguing, Jake Gyllenhaal is interested in making it come to life.
Nightcrawler, Southpaw, Everest… all films that have pushed this soon-to-be Academy Award-winning actor to his limits, and in the process spawned some truly inspirational and unforgettable performances that make him one of the most versatile and in-demand actors on the planet.
Now it seems Hollywood’s finest are lining up for a part in his next project, Nocturnal Animals (2016), a time-hoping adaptation of Tony Wright’s best-selling novel ‘Tony and Susan’.
Tom Ford, who is writing and directing the drama, is currently in talks with Isla Fischer to join the already stellar-cast including Arnie Hammer, Amy Adams, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon and Kim Basinger.
The premise of the film follows a “story inside a story,” in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called “Nocturnal Animals,” which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.
Nocturnal Animals is slated for release in 2016.