Jake Gyllenhaal getting ready for his new role in HBO series "The Son"

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in thrilling HBO series "The Son"!

HBO revealed that Jake Gyllenhaal is on board to star in an adaptation of bestselling author Jo Nesbø’s novel “The Son.” The actor will reunite with “Dune” director Dennis Villeneuve for this amazing new project. Scroll down to discover the secrets behind the scenes!

  • Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born December 19, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. He is an incredibly gifted American actor and movie producer.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal comes from a family of legendary filmmakers. He is the son of scriptwriter Naomi Achs and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. His younger sister is the talented actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. Hollywood icon Jamie Lee Curtis is his godmother.
  • “Brokeback Mountain” star dated actress Kirsten Dunst from 2002 until 2004. He later dated Reese Witherspoon who was a co-star in “Rendition” movie, from 2007 to 2009. Jake also had a brief romance with pop singer Taylor Swift in 2010.

The 39-year-old actor Jake Gyllenhaal is a familiar collaborator with director Denis Villeneuve. They worked together in movie-hit blockbusters “Enemy” and “Prisoners.”

The powerhouse pair revealed they are teaming up again for this HBO limited series based on the #1 best-selling novel “The Son.”

Gyllenhaal was so excited after reading the book that he decided to acquire the rights through his company Nine Stories along with his partner Riva Marker. “Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will also join as executive producers of the series.

Jake Gyllenhaal memorable performance in "Prisoners"

“The Son” tells the story of Sonny Lofthus, an escaped convict, who has trouble remembering his past. He escapes from the law in his search for an unknown truth.

We believe that Nesbø’s fantastic character with awesome Jake’s performance is going to be the new Jason Bourne!

Corey Robertson

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