Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Incest Is Best


I really, truly apologize for this post's title. I need therapy. Anyway, this is the new Jake news via Variety:

"Gyllenhaal, Maguire eye 'Brothers' Duo in talks for Sheridan remake

Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal are in negotiations to star in Jim Sheridan's "Brothers" for Relativity Media.

The film, a remake of Susanne Bier's Danish-language war drama, centers on a man (Maguire) who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother (Gyllenhaal) cares for his wife and child.

Bier's film, which was released in 2004, stars Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas.

In the remake, which David Benioff is writing, Gyllenhaal would play the younger brother and Maguire the older one.

"Brothers" is scheduled to begin shooting in early November."

The world (i.e. me) has been holding it's breath waiting for news on what Jake would pick as his next project... I haven't seen Susanne Bier's original film, hell I haven't seen any of her films, but I have heard her name bandied about here on the internets as a fine filmmaker, and Jim Sheridan, while not always my cup of tea, is a fine filmmaker himself, so this ought to continue Jake's streak of hooking himself up with quality material.

As for he and Maguire playing brothers... what will Kiki think?!?!?

1 comment:

J.D. said...

The first thing that popped in my head when you said the last part was "I bet she feels a bit like Alma..."

My weird, weird head...