In the last couple of year Jake Gyllenhaal has been flexing his acting muscles in the likes of Nightcrawler and Southpaw and getting plenty of critical plaudits for doing so. It looks like he’s hoping to continue that run with Demolition, which has now released its first trailer.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘In DEMOLITION, a successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.’
The films should his cinemas next Spring.