Nightcrawler writer/director, Dan Gilroy, is said to be currently pitching a new film that will see him team up yet again with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.

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The yet as untitled offering, which has been revealed as being very different from his first two directorial outings, has many studios circling and, it is said, will be picked up by the end of the week. No other information concerning its plot or anything else has been revealed.


Dan Gilroy’s first dalliance in the director’s chair came in 2014 when he worked alongside Gyllenhaal and Russo on the thriller Nightcrawler where Gyllenhaal plays Louis Bloom, a con man who falls into a new career as a cameraman who, armed with a camcorder and police scanner, begins nocturnal forays across the city in search of shocking and grisly crimes. When he catches the eye of a shopworn news director (Rene Russo) who welcomes the chance to raise her station’s ratings, Louis goes to increasingly greater lengths to catch the “money shot.”

Gilroy’s second outing, which is due for release in 2018, see’s him work alongside Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo in Inner City, a legal drama in which Washington plays a liberal lawyer named Roman J. Israel who has been fighting the good fight while others take the credit. When his partner has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on the role of the firm’s front man. He soon uncovers details about the crusading law firm’s history that run afoul of his values of helping the poor and dispossessed and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme action.

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