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Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve reunite for Jo Nesbo's The Son


Story by Jack Foley

JAKE Gyllenhaal is to reunite with director Denis Villeneuve for a big screen version of Jo Nesbo’s novel The Son.

Written by the noted Scandinavian author, The Son chroniclres the story of Sonny Lofthus, a once-gifted 15-year-old and promising wrestler, whose life enters a downward spiral when his cop father commits suicide.

After spending the next 12 years in prison, Sonny escapes when he learns the truth about his father’s death and vows to hunt down the people responsible for his wrongful sentence.

Riva Marker, one of the film’s producers, commented: “Denis is one of the most inspiring filmmakers working today, and partnering with him on The Son represents everything that Jake and I strived for when we launched the company – provocative and edgy material in collaboration with a visionary storyteller.

“We were attracted to The Son because beneath its dark and violent exterior is a universal story about a man who seeks the truth.”

Gyllenhaal has previously worked with Villeneuve on the acclaimed movies Enemy and Prisoners.

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