According to Variety, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks to star in Rio, the new film from director Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) and screenwriter Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders).
The site reports that the film will follow a financial reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death. Both Cumberbatch and Gyllenhaal will also serve as producers alongside financiers StudioCanal.
Cumberbatch will next be seen as Thomas Edison in The Current War, and is also reprising the role of Doctor Strange for Avengers: Infinity War. Next up for Gyllenhaal is Boon Joon-ho’s Okja, followed by David Gordon Green’s Stronger.