Jake Gyllenhaal is teasing an iconic partnership: starring in a movie sister Maggie Gyllenhaal directs.
Maggie made her directorial debut with Oscar-nominated 2021 movie “The Misplaced Daughter.” Jake instructed Individuals journal that he would “adore” to be directed by her.
“We discuss on a regular basis and we depend on one another,” Jake stated. “She sees me for all of my stuff and she will be able to convey that out in me. And I feel I might present her vulnerability, in all probability, I haven’t been capable of do onscreen and in any other case, as a result of I belief her and I like her.”
Maggie and Jake have collaborated onscreen collectively however by no means behind the digital camera. The duo performed brother and sister in “Donnie Darko” and starred in two movies their father Stephen Gyllenhaal helmed, “A Harmful Lady” and “Homegrown.”
Jake beforehand instructed InStyle journal that he has a undertaking within the works with Maggie directing.
“We really discuss it extra now than ever, and I might like to work along with her,” he stated. “We’re working collectively on one thing proper now, simply creatively, not as actors, which I’m having fun with a lot. I don’t assume I can say but. However, she’s an unimaginable author, and he or she’s an unimaginable filmmaker, and I’ve identified that for a very long time. And now the world is aware of it.”
Jake has addressed his personal writing and directing expertise, starting from revising Denis Villeneuve’s “Prisoners” script to taking pictures scenes himself for Michael Bay’s “Ambulance.” He additionally produced “The Responsible,” which was helmed by Antoine Fuqua amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jake was behind Broadway Tony contenders “Sea Wall/I Love” and “Slave Play” as a producer as effectively.
“It was undoubtedly a second of nice delight and pleasure when she received the screenwriting award at Venice,” Jake instructed IndieWire’s Anne Thompson in 2021 about sister Maggie’s accolades for “The Misplaced Daughter.”
He added, “We by some means discovered ourselves in the identical enterprise, having grown up with two mother and father who had been unimaginable academics in storytelling [who] had been additionally, admittedly, aggressive with one another. In order that conduct was a part of the mannequin we had been proven.”
Jake famous that he was seeking to direct, and likewise was in talks to develop a restricted collection with Maggie on the time.