Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler was one of the best films of 2014. The thriller not only brought out a riveting performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, but also solidified why Rene Russo is such a damn good actress. And seeing that the pair worked so well onscreen, Gilroy is reuniting the pair for his next feature. Per Deadline:
After the compelling team-up in Nightcrawler, writer-director Dan Gilroy is plotting a new untitled film set in the art world that will reunite his stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. Sources said Gilroy’s CAA reps are shopping the untitled film and that multiple buyers are swirling. Gilroy went from vet screenwriter to a remarkable directorial debut on the pitch black Nightcrawler, with Gyllenhaal playing the sociopath cameraman and Russo the local news producer who sells her soul for ratings.
Gilroy followed by directing his script Inner City with Denzel Washington starring for Sony. His proposed third film is very different from these, and it will likely land before week’s end. Stay tuned.
Gyllenhaal is joining a growing list of actors who find that they have the most success, at least artistically, with directors they’ve previously worked with. He’s already appeared in a couple of films for Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy), and is expected to star in Daniel Espinosa’s Anarchists Vs. ISIS (Espinosa also directed Gyllenhaal in Life). If it ain’t broke, why fix it?