Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We're not getting excited yet, since this news could change as fast as he sped out of Motor City, but Variety reports that Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in The Enemy, a film by Oscar-nominated Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. The indie thriller is about a dysfunctional history teacher who discovers his doppelgänger. It's based on a novel called The Double by José Saramago.
According to First Showing, "In a strange twist, his double also appears to be about five years younger, complete with a mustache. Could there by some time travel going on here? ... The Boston Globe apparently called it a 'wonderfully twisted meditation on identity and individuality.' It sounds like it might have flares of Source Code with its sci-fi sort of story, but since it's an indie, the budget likely won't allow for such huge action set pieces."
Double the Jake would make anyone smile!
We've heard talk of Jake in talks before, but someone from the film's production company tweeted the news, so I hope that's a good sign. And according to this story, the movie will shoot in the spring in Toronto.
Jake is intrigued by his own reflection.
A dual role would be a great challenge for Jake. Working with a talented director on a story by a great writer makes for a promising start. And i like the sound of "dark and edgy." Fingers crossed that this is true and that this is a good production.