Jake Gyllenhaal Will Be Traveling to Space With Ryan Reynolds in ‘Life’

By March 10, 2016
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Coming from Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, Life is shaping up to be one very interesting sci-fi film from the sounds of it. After landing Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation breakout star Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds at the helm a few months ago, the film sounds a whole hell of a lot like Alien on Mars. Although, that could just be attributed to a deceiving logline.

The film just added one of the best actors of this generation to its cast as well, and it looks like Reese and Wernick may be following up on their Deadpool success in spectacular fashion.

According to a new report from Variety, Jake Gyllenhaal has reportedly signed on for the film, joining the previously mentioned Reynolds and Ferguson. Daniel Espinosa will direct the film as well, which follows a space crew who after retrieving a sample with signs of life from Mars, discover the life to be more intelligent than they had thought.

With both Demolition and Nocturnal Animals set for release this year, Gyllenhaal is sure to be in the awards conversation next year at some point as well, and after giving some of the best performances of the decade in films like Enemy and Nightcrawler over the past few years, he’s become an actor that seems to only pick good projects. Although, this is also coming from someone who enjoyed Southpaw last year more than most.

Joining Ferguson and Reynolds though, one riding a high from her breakout hit last year and the other enjoying some recent rejuvenation in his career following Deadpool, Gyllenhaal has just made Life one of the most interesting projects in development right now. Espinosa’s track record isn’t as solid as I’d like it to be, but it’s hard to look at this cast, and not already be excited for Life.

Life is currently in development.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable