While Jake Gyllenhaal blows up the internet with photographs of him with massive muscles for his next project, another one of the actor’s upcoming films has been sold with the director of Wild and Dallas Buyers Club set to bring it to the screen.
Fox Searchlight announced on Wednesday that Jean-Marc Vallée’s followup to this year’s Wild, Demolition, has sold to over 25 territories worldwide. The film was snapped up in a heated bidding war back in October and will co-star Naomi Watts.
Demolition turns on a troubled, investment banker widower (Gyllenhaal) whose world is changed by an unexpected encounter with a single mom (Watts). The film is based on Bryan Sipe’s 2007 Black Listed screenplay.
The director came from Quebec and hit the movie scene by storm with last year’s Dallas Buyers Club, which was nominated for Best Picture and garnered Best Actor and Supporting Actor Oscars for its two stars, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. His film this year, Wild, is expected to be a heavy award player again and will try and net Reese Witherspoon a nomination for this year’s ceremony.
Vallée was also recently courted to direct a Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams as his follow-up to Demolition, which as we explain here, may or may not actually happen.
Demolition is expected in theaters sometime in 2015.