Jake Gyllenhaal starred in HBO limited series “Son”; Denis Villeneuve, Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy production
The variety show learned that HBO has made a limited adaptation of JoNesbø’s novel “The Son”, with Jake Gyllenhaal being linked to celebrities and executive products.
“Son” is described as a story of revenge in Oslo’s brutal and corrupt hierarchy. Jake Gyllenhaal will perform production with his Riva Marker under his nine-story production banners. Lenore Zion will serve as writer, executive producer, and entertainer. In addition, Denis Villeneuve is attached to direct and executive products.
According to people familiar with the situation, “Son” was the first book selected by “Nine Stories” in the 2016 deal with Bold Films, and Marker brought the book to Gyllenhaal under the recommendation of Sylvie Rabineau.
Gyllenhaal then gave the book to Villeneuve, who quickly signed the project.
They initially planned to make it into a movie, but finally decided to adapt it into a series. Mark then contacted Kilter Films, which signed the contract.
This is the second HBO project that Gyllenhaal is attached to. It was announced last year that he would star in HBO, and adapted HBO based on Gary Shteyngart of “The Novel of the Same Name” and starred in the executive feature film.
The project is still under development
“Son” will mark Gyllenhaal’s first regular TV role in his career, although he has previously appeared in shows like “Inside Amy Schumer” and the Netflix special “John Mulaney and Sack Lunch Bunch”.
He is one of the most famous film actors of this generation. And was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in “Brokeback Mountain” at the Oscar and nominated for “Nightcrawler” and “Love and Other Drugs” at the Golden Globe Awards.
He and Mark founded “Nine Stories” in 2015. Their upcoming films include the English adaptation of the Danish films “Sin” and “Split” on Netflix and recent projects such as “The Devil All the Time”, “Good Joe” Bell and “Relics”.
WME and Goodman Genow rejected Gyllenhaal.
Villeneuve and Gyllenhaal have previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed 2013 films “Prisoner” and “The Enemy”. Villeneuve was later nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Director for “Arrival”.