Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler is a nearly perfect film. It’s an extraordinary thriller that explores the dark relationship between unethical journalism and consumer demand, featuring a superbly unhinged performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as the sociopath at the story’s center (I’ll never forgive the Academy for failing to nominate Gyllenhaal that year).
Now, with Gyllenhaal fresh off another acclaimed performance in David Gordon Green‘s Stronger last year, and Gilroy having added the Oscar-nominated Roman J. Israel, Esq. to his filmography, the pair are teaming up for a Netflix original horror movie.
Do you even need to know what it’s about? I’m going to tell you, but come on. We’re all on board for this.
Per Variety, the film will follow “big-money artists and mega-collectors who pay a high price when art collides with commerce.” On paper, it may not sound like a scarefest, but it’s just the type of high-concept horror film that could prove to be hugely beneficial to Netflix’s always-growing catalog of original content.
If that isn’t enough to garner your interest, Variety also reports that the currently untitled film will feature a STACKED ensemble. In addition to Jake Gyllenhaal, the film will star Renee Russo, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, and Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer.
Production on the film is currently underway, and you can expect it to hit the streaming service sometime in late 2018.
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