Jake Gyllenhaal joins Life with Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson
Sign Jake Gyllenhaal up for space. The Southpaw actor has climbed aboard the Mars mission Life alongside Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson, sources tell EW.
The movie is a sci-fi ensemble that features all three actors as the leads, according to a source close to the project.
Life comes from Safe House director Daniel Espinosa and Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The thriller will track a group of intergalactic space researchers who find life forms in a Mars sample.
Gyllenhaal was seen in both Southpaw and Everest last year. He’s set to appear next in Jean-Marc Vallée’s new drama Demolition, out April 8.
Reynolds saw tremendous success with last month’s Deadpool, which has raked in more than $679 million worldwide thus far. He begins production on The Hitman’s Bodyguard next month, and action movie co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman, and Elodie Young.
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Ferguson broke out in last summer’s Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation and will star in the big cinematic adaptation of the Paula Hawkins page-turner The Girl on the Train with Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Justin Theroux.
Variety first reported the news.