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Ed Oxenbould has landed the role of Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan’s son in Paul Dano’s directorial debut, “Wildlife,” sources tell Variety.

Based on the Richard Ford novel, the film follows a boy who witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his mom finds another man.

The movie is produced by Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks for June Pictures, and Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker for Nine Stories. Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, and Dano will also produce, while Zoe Kazan and Eddie Vaisman are executive producing. WME Global handles the domestic rights to the film.

The script was co-written by Dano and Kazan.

Fairly new to the world of film, Oxenbould broke out as one the title character in Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” opposite Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. He followed that up with another starring role in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Visit.” He was most recently seen in “Paper Planes” staring Sam Worthington.

He is repped by ICM Partners, Industry Entertainment, Coast to Coast, and Sophie Jermyn in Australia.