Another interesting project has come up at the Cannes Film Market this week as Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) and Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of A Woman) are attached to play a couple in a new Studiocanal thriller from Rust & Bone screenwriter Thomas Bidegain, according to Deadline. The project is based on the novel Soudain Seuls by French author Isabelle Autissier and will focus on a couple that is stranded on an island. Suddenly sounds like it could be a solid character-focused film for the acting duo.
A couple who becomes stranded on an island in the South Atlantic and must fight for survival when their dream journey becomes a nightmare.
Bidegain was previously behind the French gangster film A Prophet and wrote on the Gyllenhaal’s The Sister Brothers.
Gyllenhaal has been busy lately completing production on Michael Bay’s Ambulance, leading the Antoine Fuqua-directed 911 dispatch thriller The Guilty, and is still attached to co-star with Jessica Chastain in a feature film adaptation of the video game The Division for Netflix with Red Notice director Rawson Marshall Thurber recently replacing David Leitch (Bullet Train, Atomic Blonde, John Wick). It’s unknown if we’ll see Jake Gyllenhaal return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Quentin Beck as he died in Spider-Man: Far From Home and his death is being used to frame Peter Parker for murder, it’s possible the death was staged but we’ll have to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home to know for sure.
Kirby has been getting praise for her dramatic work in Pieces of A Woman and The World To Come. She’s been recently shooting the high-octane action sequel Mission: Impossible 7 for writer/director Christopher McQuarrie during the pandemic and is expected to return for Mission: Impossible 8 as well. There is an assumption that Vanessa Kirby could reprise the Hattie Shaw role in a potential sequel to Hobbs & Shaw, when/if Universal Pictures decides to announce those plans officially.
RUST & BONE – Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a former boxer and single father, meets Stephanie (Marion Cotillard) when he saves her from a brawl at the nightclub where he works as a bouncer. Their casual acquaintance develops into something much more after Stephanie, who trains killer whales at a marine park, suffers a horrible accident and loses both her legs above the knee. As Stephanie draws on Ali’s physical strength, an unexpected courtship slowly comes to life.