By Josh Tarpley
Continuing their trend of dominating the market as of late, Netflix has outbid other competitors for Dan Gilroy’s next film. The director will be reuniting with his “Nightcrawler” stars Jake Gyllenhall and Rene Russo for the project. This announcement comes as the profiles of both Gilroy and Netflix are rising.
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After making his name working on scripts ranging from “Real Steel” to “The Bourne Legacy,” Gilroy made his directorial debut with 2014’s “Nightcrawler” and suffice to say, audiences are anticipating whatever comes next. He is finishing up the legal drama “Roman Israel, Esq.” (formerly titled “Inner City”) starring Denzel Washington for a release this year. It is expected that he will turn his attention to this Netflix project for a release in 2018.
Though details are scarce, Deadline reports that this genre film will be set within the art world and that the movie will receive a small theatrical release. After the critical praise and Oscar nomination (Original Screenplay) for “Nightcrawler,” any studio would be crazy to not put in the effort for a Gilroy picture to be Oscar eligible. After the various conflicts at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, here’s hoping that Netflix gives their movies a shot on the big screen before they hit the streaming service.
This will be the second Netflix for Gyllenhall, he co-stars in “Okja” which will be released online this week. In addition to their real life marriage, Gilroy and Rene Russo appear to have a good working relationship too, it is exciting to see the team behind “Nightcrawler” working together again. What do you think? Are you excited for the future of Dan Gilroy movies? Let us know in the comments below!
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