Jake Gyllenhaal seems to be keen on darker dramas at the moment, with the likes of End Of Watch and the upcoming An Enemy and Prisoners. He’s keeping with that theme, as Variety reports that he and Rene Russo have both signed on to star in the new indie thriller Nightcrawler.
Dan Gilroy will make his directorial debut with the movie and also write the script. There aren’t many plot details, other than it’s about ‘a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of LA freelance crime journalism’. Gyllenhaal will presumably be the journalist, but it’s not clear who Russo will be.
Gilroy has previously worked as a journalist, working on the likes of The Bourne Legacy, The Fall and Two For The Money.