The Jacques Audiard-directed adaptation of Patrick deWitt’s THE SISTERS BROTHERS has added Jake Gyllenhaal to its A-list cast. The Academy Award-nominated actor will join the western noir starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly.
Set in 1851 Oregon, the story will be a dark comedy and follow two brothers — Eli and Charlie Sisters — who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss.
Reilly, who optioned the rights to the book, will also produce alongside Michael De Luca, Rosa Attrab, and Alison Dickey.
Gyllenhaal keeps on churning out some top-notch performances in films such as Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals and 2015’s Demolition. He will keep the momentum going in 2017 with a full slate of films including the sci-fi thriller Life, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja, the Paul Dano-directed Wildlife, as well as Stronger, the latest in films about the Boston marathon bombing.
He is repped by WME.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer