Gyllenhaal, Maguire eye ‘Brothers’

Duo in talks for Sheridan remake

Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal are in negotiations to star in Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers” for Relativity Media.

The film, a remake of Susanne Bier’s Danish-language war drama, centers on a man (Maguire) who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother (Gyllenhaal) cares for his wife and child.

Bier’s film, which was released in 2004, stars Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas.

In the remake, which David Benioff is writing, Gyllenhaal would play the younger brother and Maguire the older one.

“Brothers” is scheduled to begin shooting in early November.

Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh is producing alongside Michael De Luca and Joni Sighvatsson.

Relativity most recently produced the Russell Crowe-Christian Bale starrer “3:10 to Yuma,” which recently opened at No. 1.

Gyllenhaal, whose credits include “Zodiac” and “Brokeback Mountain,” most recently starred in “Rendition,” which unspooled last week at the Toronto Film Festival.

Maguire is hot on the heels of Sony’s “Spider-Man 3” and also recently appeared in “The Good German.”

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