If Jake Gyllenhaal said he wanted to Mississippi Grind me, I wouldn’t even ask him what that was, I’d just let him got to town, but that’s actually just the name of the film he’s signed up to star in. Half Nelson and It’s Kind Of A Funny Story directors Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden are set to helm the gambling drama, according to THR.
The film is about a veteran gambler, who is over his head in debt. He recruits a younger gambling addict (Jake Gyllenhaal) to raise enough money to pay down his money owed. They travel across the American south with a vision to win back the money he lost. The producers are still searching for someone to play the older gambler.
The directing duo will work from a script they wrote. It isn’t clear when Mississippi Grind might shoot.