'Dallas Buyers Club' Director & Jake Gyllenhaal Planning 'Demolition'

June 6, 2014
Source: Variety

Jake Gyllenhaal

Though Dallas Buyers Club ended up with a Best Picture nomination, director Jean-Marc Vallee didn't get a nomination for director (though he did get one for editing his own film). Now Vallee is ready to get back behind the camera again as Variety reports he will direct Demolition, a new drama from writer Bryan Sipe (Alpha Mail). And this time he's got another Oscar nominee stepping in front of the camera with Prisoners and End of Watch star Jake Gyllenhaal taking the lead in the story of an investment banker struggling to understand his emotional disconnect after the tragic death of his wife. More below!

As the man tears apart his own life in order to figure out where he went wrong, his salvation ends up being found by a woman he meets in a chance encounter. That sounds pretty generic and vague, but hopefully the script has more than is being explained in the short plot description. Gyllenhaal isn't signed to take the lead yet though, as he's still figuring out what project will follow his turn in the boxing drama Southpaw for director Antoine Fuqua. Gyllenhaal just had a spectacular Oscar worthy turn in Prisoners, so we're very interested to see how his next couple films, including Everest, turn out.

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    Sounds like a real blank canvas for Gyllenhaal to carve up.
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    Great director.




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