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Jake Gyllenhaal, Ansel Elgort and Zendaya join crime drama Finest Kind

Jake Gyllenhaal in Love & Other Drugs

Story by Jack Foley

JAKE Gyllenhaal, Ansel Elgort and Zendaya have been lined up to star in the crime drama Finest Kind.

The film marks the latest project from Brian Helgeland, the Oscar-winning writer-director behind Mystic River, LA Confidential and A Knight’s Tale.

The story will follow two half-brothers, to be played by Gyllenhaal and Elgort, who are reunited as adults after being raised by different fathers.

When one discovers his estranged father has only months to live, he strikes a dangerous deal with a crime syndicate, putting him and his brother on a collision course with the Boston underworld.

Gyllenhaal, who most recently starred in the Boston Marathon bombing drama Stronger, will next be seen in the Western The Sisters Brothers. Elgort, currently riding high off the success of Baby Driver, has an adaptation of The Goldfinch coming next, in which he leads a cast that includes Nicole Kidman and Sarah Paulson.

Zendaya, meanwhile, is part of the ensemble of awards contender and sleeper hit The Greatest Showman. She is also set for the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Helgeland won the Oscar for writing LA Confidential. He is also known for directing the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, starring Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman, and Legend, the Krays-themed crime drama starring Tom Hardy.