Thursday, September 28, 2006
Jake & Reese together
According to Variety: "Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon will topline New Line's Middle East political thriller "Rendition."
Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi") will direct and Steve Golin will produce via his Anonymous Content banner. [...] Multilayered story centers on a CIA analyst, based in the Middle Eastwhose world spins out of control as he questions his assignment after overseeing the secret-police interrogation of a suspected terrorist," it would be based on a spec script by Kelley Sane about a Cairo-based CIA analyst that's in pre-productionpre-production at New Line.
And Hollywoodreporter also confirms this scoop: "Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon are in final negotiations to star in New Line Cinema's "Rendition," Gavin Hood's follow-up to his Oscar-winning South African feature "Tsotsi." Written by Kelley Sane, the multilayered story revolves around a CIA analyst based in Cairo who finds his world spinning out of control after he witnesses the interrogation of a foreign national by the Egyptian secret police. Gyllenhaal will play the analyst, while Witherspoon will play the pregnant American wife of the national. [...]The film is planning shoots in Los Angeles, Washington, Morocco and South Africa starting in November."