Jake Gyllenhaal to Literally Find Himself 'An Enemy' in Indie Thriller

March 19, 2012
Source: Variety

Jake Gyllenhaal

Though we recently heard the Source Code star was taking Dominic Cooper's place as the lead actor in Motor City, apparently scheduling has left Jake Gyllehaal unable to commit. One such film keeping him away from the project is An Enemy, an indie thriller which Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) will direct before working with Hugh Jackman on Prisoners. Based on Jose Saramago's novel The Double, Variety says Gyllenhaal will play a dysfunctional history teacher who accidentally discovers his exact double (which he will obviously play too) on a rented DVD, seeks him out and ends up turning both of their lives upside down.

In a strange twist, his double also appears to be about five years younger, complete with a mustache. Could there by some time travel going on here? Either way, it sounds like an interesting story to me, especially since The Boston Globe apparently called it a "wonderfully twisted meditation on identity and individuality." It sounds like it might have flares of Source Code with its sci-fi sort of story, but since it's an indie, the budget likely won't allow for such huge action set pieces. The film will likely be shot before Prisoners goes before cameras as Jackman is busy shooting Les Miserables currently. Sound good?

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I loved the book. I can't see it as being a very exciting move though..just keep it as a book.

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