Jake Gyllenhaal signs up for space pic
The actor, who shot to fame in the cult sci-fi movie but has since featured in a number of critical and commercial hits, is to team up with Doug Liman on the project, Variety reports.
Telling the story of a private trip into space, the screenplay is being rewritten by Black Hawk Down scribe Mark Bowden after Liman and John Hamburg's penned the original draft.
While Gyllenhaal has already filled his career with Oscar-winning fare such as Brokeback Mountain in addition to big-budget action epics like The Day After Tomorrow, it will be the first time he has teamed up with Liman.
After directing the hip ensemble comedy Go and the now-legendary Swingers, Liman extended his talents to television, serving as producer on the much-missed teen series The OC.
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