Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan will co-star in Wildlife. The pair – who previously worked together on the movie Brothers – have signed up to star in Paul Dano’s directorial debut, which is based on the Richard Ford novel and tells the story of a teenage boy who watches his parents’ marriage fall apart after the family moves to Montana.
Paul told Variety: “In Richard’s book I saw myself and many others. I have always wanted to make films – and have always known I would make films about family. I couldn’t be happier to have such beautiful collaborators like Carey and Jake leading the way.”
Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks from June Pictures added: “Paul is a natural born storyteller — a force. We are thrilled to collaborate with him and these phenomenal actors to bring his exquisite vision for this film to life.”
Paul and his long-term partner Zoe Kazan co-wrote the script for the indie movie. The couple – who have been in a relationship together since 2007 – first worked together on 2012’s Ruby Sparks which was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris from a script by Kazan, and followed a nervous novelist (Dano) whose fictional character, Ruby Sparks, (Kazan) is brought to life.
Jake is currently working on the movie Life for Skydance while Carey recently wrapped production on Mudbound.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in