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Jake Gyllenhaal looks to add to busy schedule and is negotiating to star in Guy Ritchie’s next film

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Jake Gyllenhaal looks to add to busy schedule and is negotiating to star in Guy Ritchie’s next film
Jake Gyllenhaal looks to add to busy schedule and is negotiating to star in Guy Ritchie’s next film


No one can accuse Jake Gyllenhaal of resting on his laurels of late.

The Oscar-nominated actor is currently in negotiations with Miramax to star in a still untitled film that will be directed by Guy Ritchie, according to Deadline.

The A-list leading man, 40, currently has his name attached to no less than three new films, and he’s currently out promoting The Guilty, which received stellar reviews after premiering at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

Lobbying for new gig: Jake Gyllenhaal, 40, is in negotiations with Miramax to star in a still untitled film that will be directed by Guy Ritchie

Lobbying for new gig: Jake Gyllenhaal, 40, is in negotiations with Miramax to star in a still untitled film that will be directed by Guy Ritchie

So far there’s no official word on any plot details or other potential cast members, but the project will reportedly be in the vein of Ritchie’s ‘visual style that audiences have loved for years.’  

The movie is slated to start shooting by the end of the year.  

Ritchie has earned his legion of fans with such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000), RocknRolla (2008), Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows (2011).

In his most recent project, the British filmmaker helms the spy film Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, with Jason Statham, that’s slated to premiere on January 21, 2022.

Ritchie, 53, is currently helming the spy film Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, with Jason Statham, that's slated to premiere on January 21, 2022

Ritchie, 53, is currently helming the spy film Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, with Jason Statham, that’s slated to premiere on January 21, 2022

If Gyllenhaal does in fact land a role in the upcoming Ritchie-led movie, it will be the next film that he works on. 

Earlier in the week, it was reported that the Brokeback Mountain star had signed-on as a lead role in the flick called Prophet.

Directed by Extraction’s Sam Hargrove, Prophet, is a period comic book adaptation, in which Gyllenhaal plays a man conscripted by Germans near the end of World War II and subjected to scientific experiments that gave him superhuman strength, according to Deadline.  

His busy schedule will also include a role in Oblivion Song. The Wrap is reporting the film is based on the comic of the same name from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and collaborator Lorenzo De Felici, who’s best known for Murder Falcon and Infinite 8. 

Busy schedule: Gyllenhaal is also set to star in the a period comic book adaptation of Prophet that will be directed by h Sam Hargrove; the actor also has a role in Oblivion Song, comic adaption from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and collaborator Lorenzo De Felici

Busy schedule: Gyllenhaal is also set to star in the a period comic book adaptation of Prophet that will be directed by h Sam Hargrove; the actor also has a role in Oblivion Song, comic adaption from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and collaborator Lorenzo De Felici

Earlier this year, from January through March, Gyllenhaal shot the action-thriller film Ambulance, with Michael Bay on board as the director.

Bay’s Hollywood resume of action blockbusters includes Armageddon (2001), Bad Boys II (2003), and the Transformers film series (2007–present). 

Gyllenhaal, who stars alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez, plays a working-class man, desperately in need of $231,000 for his wife’s surgery, who reaches out to a criminal friend that talks him into taking part in a $32 million bank heist.

Ambulance is scheduled to premiere in theaters in the US on February 18, 2022.

Gyllenhaal has also been out en force promoting the film The Guilty

Gyllenhaal has also been out en force promoting the film The Guilty

Busy schedule: The leading man reunited with Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua for The Guilty, which reportedly took only 11 days to shoot due, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic

Busy schedule: The leading man reunited with Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua for The Guilty, which reportedly took only 11 days to shoot due, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Los Angeles native reunited with Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua for a crime-thriller, The Guilty, which dropped in the US September 24.

Gyllenhaal has been out en force promoting the film that only took 11 days to shoot, due in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic.                

‘To our director, our fearless leader, @antoinefuqua: #THEGUILTY is a number one movie on Netflix, the actor wrote about The Guilty, which also stars Christina Vidal,  in an Instagram post on October 2.

‘COVID almost made the film not possible, but you didn’t back down and ended up directing this entire film from a van! WTF. You’re a champ. You’re a beast. It’s an honor to work with you always. Out now everywhere on @Netflix.’

High praise: Gyllenhaal thanked Fuqua for making The Guilty No. 1 on Netflix

High praise: Gyllenhaal thanked Fuqua for making The Guilty No. 1 on Netflix



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