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Jake Gyllenhaal joins Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson in Life

Jake Gyllenhaal in Love & Other Drugs

Story by Jack Foley

JAKE Gyllenhaal has joined the cast of Life alongside Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson.

The sci-fi drama follows the crew of the International Space Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life.

However, the life in question turns out to be a lot more intelligent than anyone expected.

Daniel Espinosa, who last worked with Reynolds on Safe House, is directing the film from a script by Deadpool duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Gyllenhaal was most recently seen in boxing drama Southpaw and adventure pic Everest.

His forthcoming films include Demolition and Nocturnal Animals, both of which are expected to be in the mix for next years awards season.

In addition, Gyllenhaal is expected to shoot Stronger later this year, which is based on the true story of one of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 who helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

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