Toronto: Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Enemy’ Getting U.S. Distribution

Third Toronto deal for A24 following 'Locke,' 'Under the Skin'

A24 is nearing a deal for U.S. rights to the drama “Enemy,” following a pair of screenings at the Toronto Film Festival.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon star in the Toronto-set film, directed by Canadian helmer Denis Villeneuve from Javier Gulon’s adaptation of Jose Saramago’s novel “The Double.”

Villeneuve directed Gyllenhaal in crime thriller “Prisoners,” which has also screened at Toronto and Telluride.

Gyllenhaal portrays a history professor who spots his double in a bit role in a movie and decides to track him down — leading to their lives becoming irrevocably intertwined.

WME Global is handling the U.S. rights.

Year-old A24 has already closed deals at Toronto for Tom Hardy’s drama “Locke” and Scarlett Johansson’s science-fiction vehicle “Under The Skin.”

Deadline.com site first reported the news about the “Enemy” deal.

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