Saturday, 18 November 2017
Latest news
Main » Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch to co-star in Rio

Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch to co-star in Rio

13 May 2017

Steven Knight, the visionary behind hit dark and gritty British television offerings such as Peaky Blinders and Taboo, has written a screenplay for a film thriller that seems to be on the verge of acquiring two major stars in Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal as the headliners.

It's been a whirlwind 24 hours for writer-director Steven Knight.

The two actors are in talks for the Studiocanal financed feature, which centers on a reporter (Gyllenhaal) that travels to Brazil to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), who asks for help in faking his death.

Trump open to President Moon talking with North Korea
Moon pursue a "pro-North, anti-Japan" stance?" the conservative Yomiuri newspaper said in an editorial on Wednesday. It is unclear at this time how Moon's North Korea policies will align with those of the Trump administration.

Guadagnino will also have a producer role. Both Cumberbatch and Gyllenhaal have made a decision to produce the film, and it is being directed by Luca Guadagnino.

Studiocanal is planning to take the movie to the Cannes Film Festival to sell to global markets.

He will also reprise his Marvel alter-ego, Dr.

G-7 nations seek ways to make growth help more people
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said he would consider retaliating against USA coal imports. Mnuchin tweeted only that he enjoyed his discussion with Morneau.

Cumberbatch will next be seen as Thomas Edison in The Current War, and is also reprising the role of Doctor Strange for Avengers: Infinity War.

Gyllenhaal, a recent smash on Broadway in Sunday In The Park With George, is in Cannes competition title Okja from Bong Joon-ho. The film, to be released on September 22, tells the deeply personal account of the challenging and heroic journey of Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman (whom Gyllenhaal portrays). He begins production this summer on Palme d'Or victor Jacques Audiard's first English-language feature, "The Sisters Brothers", starring opposite Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly. He is repped by UTA, the U.K.'s Conway van Gelder Grant and Sloane Offer. He is repped by WME and Bloom Hergott.

Key moments in Chelsea's title season
It looked like Chelsea would have to wait another day, as their match at West Brom was tied with ten minutes to play. In my mind there was this option to play a 3-4-3 because I knew I had the players to do that.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Benedict Cumberbatch to co-star in Rio