Jake Gyllenhaal to play art critic in next movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 November 2017
Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly immersing himself in the LA art world in preparation for his latest film role

Jake Gyllenhaal is immersing himself in the LA art world for his latest movie.

The 36-year-old actor - who is getting an Oscar buzz for his latest role in 'Stronger' - is reportedly working on a currently untitled art-world movie for Netflix where he will star as an art critic, the New York Post reports.

A source said: "He plays an art critic in a revealing look at the art market in LA that involves billionaire collectors, gallerists, auctions and sales. He plays the critic and he's busy doing research."

The film - which will be helmed by Dan Gilroy - will see Gyllenhaal re-team with his 'Nightcrawler' co-star Rene Russo.

In his latest movie, 'Stronger', Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and lost both his legs, but recently the actor admitted he found it tough to bring humour to the character.

He shared: "I think just sometimes understanding his sense of humour in the midst of, like, pretty dark things, that was hard for me.

"Because I think I sometimes take situations too seriously and I think his sense of humour, how crude it is in the face of situations where you never expect it."

He also admitted the experience of learning about Bauman's subsequent challenges taught him a lot about himself.

He told Entertainment Tonight: "What he made me realise is that inside of us all is a superhero. Inside of us, in the darkest times, in times where we feel like people we love that were close to us are struggling and we won't make it through another day, or another hour, a minute, or a second, there is that thing inside of us, and Jeff shows us that every day."

In fact, Gyllenhaal has come to see his latest role as an "opportunity" to become a stronger person.

The Hollywood star explained: "Playing a character like that in a film was an opportunity for me to learn that about myself and see my own faults and see my own weaknesses, but also, as Jeff reminds me every day, see my own strengths in places that I never thought I could be strong."

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