The partnership affords Gyllenhaal the opportunity to acquire and develop new material. Riva Marker is set as the production executive for Gyllenhaal’s new company.
“Bold Films chooses to tell stories that I love — unflinching yet entertaining,” Gyllenhaal said in a statement. “I look forward to making movies that are successful both artistically and financially. That’s what Gary (Michael Waters, Bold CEO) and Michel (Litvak) do. They are nonconformists who have already proven to be terrific partners on ‘Nightcrawler’ — protecting stories and the artists who tell them.”
“Nightcrawler” received an Oscar nomination for original screenplay, and Gyllenhaal nabbed a SAG nom for lead actor. The film went on to gross $38.7 million worldwide on an $8.5 million budget.
“[Jake’s] impeccable taste in projects and deep knowledge of how to make high quality films make him a formidable producer,” said Bold Films chairman Litvak.
Gyllenhaal has already had a busy year, with “Southpaw” recently overperforming at the box office; “Everest” is set to make an awards push later on this year. He is about to start production on Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” and is in negotiations to star in Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing drama “Stronger.”
The actor is repped by WME.