Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy is re-teaming with his stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for a new untitled project, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Gilroy’s team at CAA is taking the project out to buyers and there’s already plenty of heat surrounding the film with the tried and prestigious names attached.
Not much is known about the film other than that it’s set in the art world.
Nightcrawler was Gilroy’s directorial debut after primarily working as a screenwriter on films like The Fall and The Bourne Legacy. The film, which follows Gyllenhaal as a sociopathic cameraman in Los Angeles and Russo as a news producer who goes to great lengths for ratings, was more of a critical than financial success. It only made $38.6 million worldwide, but it was critically acclaimed and earned Gilroy an Oscar and BAFTA nomination.
Gilroy is following Nightcrawler up with Inner City, another LA-based drama thriller, this time starring Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell, about an attorney who takes over his boss’ business only to uncover dark secrets that could have disastrous consequences. It’s set for a 2018 release.
Deadline first broke the news and report the project should find a home by week’s end.
Gyllenhaal most recently starred in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals and the sci-fi thriller Life alongside Ryan Reynolds. At the end of the month, he can be seen in the Netflix film Okja and later in the year, Lionsgate’s film about the Boston Marathon Bombing, Stronger. He’s repped by WME.
Russo’s last films were The Intern and Marvel’s first two Thor films as the titular hero’s mother, Frigga. She will next appear in Broad Green’s Villa Capri alongside Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones. She’s repped by UTA and John Crosby Management.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor