Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire are teaming up for a new film from director Jim Sheridan (IN AMERICA, MY LEFT FOOT). Per Variety:

"The film, a remake of Susanne Bier's Danish-language war drama, centers on a man (Maguire) who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother (Gyllenhaal) cares for his wife and child. Bier's film, which was released in 2004, stars Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas. In the remake, which David Benioff (TROY, THE 25th HOUR) is writing, Gyllenhaal would play the younger brother and Maguire the older one. Shooting is scheduled to begin in early November."

Sounds like it could be interesting. Have been a big fan of Sheridan's work for a long time and Benioff is a solid writer. Gyllenhaal has made excellent choices of late and Maguire is always good (though I hope he's all done with playing Peter Parker/Spiderman).

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