Jake Gyllenhaal Will Play Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal

No, not THAT Nightcrawler. Alan Cumming’s job is safe should he is ever brought back to the “X-Men” franchise to reprise his teleportin’ role. (God knows with all the familiar faces Bryan Singer is stuffing into his “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, leaving ol blue-skinned Nightcrawler out is kind of weird.)

Instead, Jake Gyllenhaal will star in a “dark drama” (as opposed to a “light drama”, I guess) called “Nightcrawler” that will be directed by Dan Gilroy, who will be making his feature film directorial debut after writing Hollywood blockbusters like “Real Steel” and the last “Bourne” movie.

“Nightcrawler” will star Gyllenhaal as “a man in Los Angeles who tries his hand at freelance crime reporting.”

The film will co-star Thor’s mom (and Dan Gilroy’s wife) Rene Russo, with production set for this October. Dan’s brother Tony Gilroy, along with Jennifer Fox and Gyllenhaal will co-produce.

The gang will be selling the film at Frogtown’s annual Cannes next month.

Via : Screen Daily