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Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks to Star in Jean-Marc Vallee’s ‘Demolition’

Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in “The Dallas Buyers Club” helmer Jean-Marc Vallee’s next pic, “Demolition.”

The drama is a co-production between Black Label Media and Mr. Mudd with John Malkovich and Lianne Halfon producing for their Mr. Mudd banner and Thad and Trent Luckinbill and Molly Smith producing for Black Label Media.

Script was written by Bryan Sipe and tells the story of an investment banker struggling to understand his emotional disconnect after the tragic death of his wife. He begins to tear apart his life in a effort to see where he went wrong and is ultimately rescued by a woman he meets in a chance encounter.

Gyllenhaal is currently training for the boxing pic “Southpaw,” which goes into production next month and is still weighing his options on this film but if he decides to do the film, it would mark another strong dramatic turn for the actor who has been very decisive on his choices over the last couple of years.

Gyllenhaal is coming off rave reviews for his role in Alcon’s “Prisoners” and followed that up by starring in the thriller “Nitecrawler” which had several buyers pursuing it at the Cannes Film Festival before Open Road landed the rights and will release it in the fall for an award season push.

He also recently finished filming the adventure pic “Everest” opposite Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke. He is repped by WME.

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