Jake Gyllenhaal In New ‘Moon’ Sci-Fi Blockbuster

November 9, 2009 by  
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Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in the latest sci-fi thriller, Source Code, for Vendome Pictures and the Mark Gordon Co., directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), reports Variety.

The story is centred on a soldier who wakes up in the body of a commuter and must relive a train bombing until he can verify the culprit.

The project had originally been set up at Universal in early 2007, when the studio attached Topher Grace to star and Shane Abbess to helm Ben Ripley’s screenplay.

It has since been through rewrites by Billy Ray (State of Play) and placed in the hands of Jones, who put his futuristic noir sequel to Moon—“Mute”—aside to fully take on Source Code. Production is slated to begin during the first quarter.

Next for Gyllenhaal is Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers” and Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. In the meantime, he is filming Love and Other Drugs, directed by Ed Zwick.

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