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Jake Gyllenhaal to be his own foe for Denis Villeneuve's An Enemy?

Mar. 20, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

Jake Gyllenhaal looking right

Jake Gyllenhaal looking left

Canadian director Denis Villeneuve recently landed the gig of directing the inimitable Hugh Jackman in a revenge movie called PRISONERS, but production cannot of course begin yet as Jackman is still hard at work on Tom Hooper's LES MESERABLES. So what's a guy to do? Direct another movie in the meantime, of course!

Which is why Villeneuve has now signed on to AN ENEMY, a story which "revolves around a dysfunctional history teacher who accidentally discovers his exact double on a rented DVD, seeks him out and ends up turning both of their lives upside down."  And not be deterred from working with a Hollywood star as soon as possible, Velleneuve has picked himself a project that currently has Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to play both the teacher and his double. 

The roles have, of course, been described as "dark and edgy," which could actually mean most anything these days as nearly everything is "dark and edgy."  Except for TO ROME WITH LOVE, as I doubt that it's anything but "dark and edgy."  

Extra Tidbit: What's the last character you saw on screen that could be accurately described by the phrase "dark and edgy?"
Source: Variety

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3:59PM on 03/20/2012
I'm glad to see Villeneuve tackling interesting projects. I hope he can make them his own and not regurgiate some generic Hollywood shit.
I'm glad to see Villeneuve tackling interesting projects. I hope he can make them his own and not regurgiate some generic Hollywood shit.
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11:08AM on 03/20/2012
My tea this morning was dark and edgy.
My tea this morning was dark and edgy.
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11:04AM on 03/20/2012
We can see a lot of chaos and creative things at work here, and I like Jake Gyllenhaal. Especially in Source Code, and I believe he can make something good here.
We can see a lot of chaos and creative things at work here, and I like Jake Gyllenhaal. Especially in Source Code, and I believe he can make something good here.
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10:20AM on 03/20/2012
Intriguing idea. "Dark and edgy" can describe so much and so little. The Driver and Lisbeth Salander fit the bill. But usually when they say that they just mean dark. Edginess suggests for me a somewhat un-P.C attitude, either by the characters or the movie they are in.
Intriguing idea. "Dark and edgy" can describe so much and so little. The Driver and Lisbeth Salander fit the bill. But usually when they say that they just mean dark. Edginess suggests for me a somewhat un-P.C attitude, either by the characters or the movie they are in.
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8:41AM on 03/20/2012
Gyllenhaal has a proven track record of his movies tanking, so why do I get the sense that this could be Jakey's first DTV flick.
Gyllenhaal has a proven track record of his movies tanking, so why do I get the sense that this could be Jakey's first DTV flick.
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10:10AM on 03/20/2012
Wasn't his last movie Source Code? I thought it did pretty well at the box-office.
Wasn't his last movie Source Code? I thought it did pretty well at the box-office.
11:34AM on 03/21/2012
Jake G. movies that didn't tank: Donnie Darko, Lovely a& Amazing, Moonlight Mile, The Good Girl, The Day After Tomorrow, Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead, Proof, Zodiac, Rendition, Brothers, Prince of Persia, Love and Other Drugs, and Source code. That's a track record of movies that didn't tank.....o_O
Jake G. movies that didn't tank: Donnie Darko, Lovely a& Amazing, Moonlight Mile, The Good Girl, The Day After Tomorrow, Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead, Proof, Zodiac, Rendition, Brothers, Prince of Persia, Love and Other Drugs, and Source code. That's a track record of movies that didn't tank.....o_O
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