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Jake Gyllenhaal Joins Jean-Marc Vallée’s ‘Demolition’

Jake Gyllenhaal

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB swept the award season this year with leading men Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both scooping the big acting prizes at the Oscars. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée who is now underway on his next project DEMOLITION.

The film will focus on a young investment banker who suffers an emotional disconnect after the death of his wife. The script has been described by Vallée as follows:

“DEMOLITION is such a powerful and touching story, written with a strong and sincere desire to try to understand the human psyche, what makes us so unique, so special, what makes us love. This is a script of a rare quality, of a beautiful humanity.”

The plot calls for an actor who can portray disinterested detachment in a believable manner, and Vallée and his production team think that they have found this quality in Jake Gyllenhaal.

Gyllenhaal was sky-rocketed to fame after his turn in Richard Kelly’s fantastic indie time-travel teen drama DONNIE DARKO, with Gyllenhaal making the awkward outcast likeable. The actor was also nominated for a best-supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of Jack Twist on Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, could his team-up with Vallée see him win the big one?

Source: Deadline

Kat Hughes is a UK born film critic and interviewer who has a passion for horror films. An editor for THN, Kat is also a Rotten Tomatoes Approved Critic. She has bylines with Ghouls Magazine, Arrow Video, Film Stories, Certified Forgotten and FILMHOUNDS and has had essays published in home entertainment releases by Vinegar Syndrome and Second Sight. When not writing about horror, Kat hosts micro podcast Movies with Mummy along with her five-year-old daughter.

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