Denis Villeneuve on board to direct indie based on novel
Miguel Angel Faura of Roxbury Pictures, in association with Mecanismo Films in Madrid. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada and Pathé in the U.K. and France. Pathé will also handle international sales. Villeneuve will likely shoot “Enemy” before “Prisoners” as Jackman is now busy filming Universal’s “Les Miserables.” Gyllenhaal would play two roles in the film, described by sources as “dark and edgy.” Gyllenhaal just finished production on the gritty cop drama “End of Watch.” He’d also been considering the revenge thriller “Motor City” but a deal could not be worked out and he had to pass. The WME-repped Gyllenhaal was most recently seen in Summit’s “Source Code.” Open Road bows “End of Watch” on Sept. 28. Villeneuve is repped by CAA and Claude Girard.
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