Jake Gyllenhaal takes the slow but steady approach to moviemaking, appearing in one movie per year, from 2009’s “Brothers” to last year’s “End Of Watch,” but it seems French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has lit a fire under him. He’s currently in front of cameras with the filmmaker on the long developing thriller “Prisoners,” but last year, Gyllenhaal pulled double duty on “An Enemy” and now the first pic from movie is here.
Yes, that’s right, you’re getting a double dose of Gyllenhaal. Co-starring Isabella Rossellini, Melanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon, and based on the book by literary legend José Saramago, the story follows a history teacher (Gyllenhaal) who lives with his wife (Laurent) only to discover the couple has an exact physical double (with Gadon playing Laurent’s opposite). And soon, two Jakes square off. “Face/Off“? Not quite, but something that sounds like an intriguing psychological thriller.
There’s no release date for this one yet (or U.S. distributor), but we’d reckon to keep your eyes peeled on the fall festival circuit. [Kinopoisk]