Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In Film Based On Snow Blind Graphic Novel

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Deadlineare reporting that Jake Gyllenhaal  is set to star in the big screen adaptation of Snow Blind. The film will be based on the graphic novel of the same name created by Ollie Masters. The film has Gustav Möller (The Guilty) attached to direct in his English language directorial feature debut.

The novel tells the story of high school student Teddy, whose life in a sleepy suburb in Alaska turns upside down when he innocently posts a photo of his dad online, only to learn he and his family are in the Witness Protection Program. A man seeking revenge i2nvades their town, followed soon after by pursuing FBI agents . . . but what if his dad’s reasons for going into the program aren’t as innocent as he says?

The film is been described as a cross between Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners (which Gyllenhaal starred in), and 1988 Sidney Lumet’s Running On Empty. Which starred River Phoenix in a film that both his parents were fugitives.

Gyllenhaal’s versatility is fantastic and will be producing his producer side of his career. His slate is very busy and you may wonder when this latest project will fit in. He has Tate Taylor’s Breaking News In Yuba County, a female driven crime thriller Antonio Campos‘ star-studded thriller Devil All the Time. Along side Reinaldo Marcus Green‘s Good Joe Bell, and Natalie Erika JamesRelic.

As for his acting schedule he does have The Division with Jessica Chastain and HBO TV series Lake Success.

Jake Gyllenhaal is also set to produce Snow Blind. The actor is also set to star in an English language remake of the director’s own debut film The Guilty, which he’ll direct too.

The script is set to be written by Patrick Ness who wrote A Monster Calls. He’s also set to write the script for Luca Guadagnino’s (Call Me By Your Name) Lord Of The Flies remake for Warner Bros.

No studio or any other cast have been attached just yet. As and when that news will be revealed we don’t know yet, though the report does say all parties involved have been in Zoom conference meetings. They expect a deal to be confirmed shortly.