12 Upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal Movies We Are Excited About

Jake Gyllenhaal has not only established himself as an indie actor but is also one of the biggest stars today. He is arguably the busiest and the most talented young actor working today. And today’s list of his upcoming movies is further going to validate his numero uno position in the industry.

There is no question that Gyllenhaal has a very bright future ahead of him. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Jake Gyllenhaal movie? Well, you are at the right place. Here’s the list of upcoming films of Jake Gyllenhaal scheduled to release in 2018 and 2019. We can only hope that the latest new Jake Gyllenhaal movie could be as good as some of his recent ones.

12. Six Finest Kind

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ansel Elgort and Zendaya will be staring in the new crime thriller “Finest Kind”, which will be directed and written by Brian Helgeland. STX international, a division of STX Entertainment, will handle the international distribution and marketing, the film will be produced by Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff under Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment. Dan Friedan, Bradley Thomas,  Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker will also be producing the film under their Nine Stories banner.

Finest Kind” is a crime thriller about two brothers (Gyllenhaal and Elgort) who strike a dangerous deal with a crime syndicate that draws them into the Boston underworld. As pressures mount, sacrifices must be made and bonds — between brother and brother and between father and sons are put to the test.


11. The American

Jake Gyllenhaal will be producing and starring as Leonard Bernstein in “The American,” which will be directed and produced by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Bron Studios will also be producing the film with Sierra/Affinity handling the international sales of the project during the Cannes Film Market.

The screenplay will be written by Michael Mitnick, which is based on the biography “Leonard Bernstein” by Humphrey Burton. “The American” follows Leonard Bernstein from conducting the New York Philharmonic at the impressive age of 25 through the meteoric rise to fame, all while struggling both personally and publicly to be everything that everyone expected him to be, most of all himself.


10. The Anarchists vs ISIS

Director Daniel Espinosa who directed Life will be collaborating with Jake Gyllenhaal again for another movie: “The Anarchists vs ISIS.” Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker and Bold Films will be producing the movie. The premise of the film follows the true story of a ragtag team of American volunteers, socialists, and outcasts, who are fighting alongside the Kurdish militia, known as the YPG, to beat ISIS in Syria and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of war.


9. The Division

According to Variety, Deadpool 2” director David Leitch will be helming his next project, Ubisoft’s “The Division” movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. The story is set in a near future where a pandemic virus is spread via paper money on Black Friday, decimating New York City and killing millions. By Christmas, what’s left of society has descended into chaos. A group of civilians, trained to operate in catastrophic times, is activated in an attempt to save who and what remains.


8. The Lost Airman

John Lesher will be teaming up with Jake Gyllenhaal for The Lost Airman, a true-life World War II adventure project. Amazon Studios recently picked up the rights to the nonfiction book, titled The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape From Nazi-Occupied France which was written by Seth Meyerowitz.

The novel tells the incredible true story of Arthur Meyerowitz, an American turret-gunner whose B-24 bomber was shot down over Vichy France in 1943. While hiding in the French countryside, Meyerowitz befriended Marcel Talliander, the founder of the legendary French resistance group Morhange, who helped shelter the man from the Gestapo through his secret network. After six months of barely evading capture, Meyerowitz escaped through a carefully orchestrated plan that also involved R.F.W. Cleaver, one of the most accomplished British fighter pilots of the war.


7. The Son

Denis Villeneuve will be helming the drama “The Son”, which will be Produced by Nine Stories’ Gyllenhaal and Riva along with Bold’s Michel Litvak. Gary Michael Walters will also be executive producing with Nesbo and Niclas Salomonsson. “The Son” will mark the third collaboration for Gyllenhaal and Villeneuve, who previously worked on “Enemy” and “Prisoners.”

“The Son” follows a once-gifted 15-year-old and promising wrestler, whose life spirals out of control when his cop father commits suicide. He winds up in prison, nurtured by an uninterrupted supply of heroin from a seedy chaplain on the inside. When he learns long-hidden truths about his father’s unexpected death, he makes a brilliant escape and begins hunting down the people responsible for his wrongful sentence.

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6. Welcome to Vienna

Jake Gyllenhaal will be producing and starring in the thriller “Welcome to Vienna” for Focus Features, which is based on the Kevin Wignall novel “To Die in Vienna,” which will be published in June by Thomas & Mercer. The movie will follow the story of a Vienna-based civilian surveillance contractor for hire who is tracking a Chinese scientist. He interrupts a break-in at his apartment and the intruder escapes, but then comes back and tries to kill him — leading the contractor to believe that the CIA may be trying to kill him.


5. Spiderman Homecoming Sequel (2019)

Oscar nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal is being eyed for Sony and Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel to play the villain Mysterio, Jake previously auditioned for Sam Raimi’s Spiderman movie and Chris Nolan’s Batman Begins, He was even considered to play The Caped Crusader for Matt Reeves’s Batman movie Spiderman homecoming sequel will see Tom Holland returning to play Peter Parker, with Zendaya and Marisa Tomei also coming back for the sequel. Jon Watts will be back as the director with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley penning the script.


4. Let It Fall Back (2018)

Michelle Williams, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal will star in Let It Fall Back, which will be directed by Luca Guadagnino. Gyllenhaal will be producing via his Nine Stories Productions along with Cumberbatch via his Sunny March. Adam Ackland and Riva Marker will also be joining as the producers along with StudioCanal.

‘Let It Fall Back’ follows a financial reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death. Williams’ role is being kept under wraps.


3. The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly will star in the upcoming film “The Sisters Brothers.”
Jacques Audiard is directing which is based on Patrick deWitt’s novel of the same name along with Reilly, Michael De Luca, Rosa Attrab and Alison Dickey involved as the producers. The story follows two brothers — Eli and Charlie Sisters — who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story takes place in Oregon in 1851.


2. Velvet Buzzsaw (2018)

For all the fans of the movie “Nightcrawler,” Jake Gyllenhaal will be re-teaming with “Nightcrawler” writer/director Dan Gilroy and co-star Rene Russo for a new film, reportedly titled “Velvet Buzzsaw,” over at Netflix. Zawe Ashton, Natalia Dyer, Tom Sturridge, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette, and John Malkovich have all signed on to join Russo and Gyllenhaal in the film.

Although not much is known about the plot of the film but it is described as a horror/thriller that follows artists and collectors who pay a high price when art and commerce collide.


1. Wildlife (2018)

“Wildlife,” recently world premiered at Sundance and was warmly received, the film is written by Dano and Zoe Kazan and is based on a novel by Richard Ford. The story is set in the 1960s, in the small town of Great Falls in Montana. “Wildlife” is told through the perspective of a 14-year-old boy who sees his mother taking her life in her own hands after his father takes a risky job in the nearby mountains and leaves them to fend for themselves.

Charles Tesson, the sidebar’s artistic director, had this to say about Wildlife. “‘Wildlife’ has a timeless dimension, as well as a social bent because it deals with the struggles of the white working class while also exploring the characters’ emotions with great sensibility,” said Tesson, who had selected Nichols’ second film, “Take Shelter,” which established Nichols as a major filmmaker.

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