Nocturnal Animals star Jake Gyllenhaal has signed on to appear in Jacques Audiard’s (Dheepan) English-language debut The Sisters Brothers, where he’ll appear alongside Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice) and John C. Reilly (Guardians of the Galaxy).
Variety reports that the film, which is based upon Patrick deWitt’s novel, takes place in Oregon in 1851 and follows two brothers – Eli and Charlie Sisters – who take on a contract to kill a prospector who has stolen money from their boss. Production is set to get underway this summer.
Gyllenhaal will next be seen alongside Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson in the sci-fi thriller Life, which opens next month, and has Bong Joon-ho’s Okja, David Gordon Green’s Stronger and Paul Dano’s Wildlife all expected this year. He is also attached to produce and star in an adaptation of Ubisoft’s hit video game Tom Clancy’s The Division.