The indie western The Sisters Brothers has lined up one hell of a cast.
Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly are attached to star in the feature, and you can now add Jake Gyllenhaal to the mix.
Produced by Reilly, who optioned the rights to Patrick Dewitt’s novel of the same name, the noir western takes places in Oregon, 1851 and tells the story of two brothers hired to take out a prospector who has stolen from their boss. Phoenix and Reilly are playing the two brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters respectively. Dewitt has written the screenplay.
This will be the first film completely in English for acclaimed French filmmaker Jacques Audiard, known for The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Rust and Bone and the Oscar-nominated crime-drama A Prophet. His most recent film, 2015’s Dheephan, won the Palme d’Or (best film) at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
The Sisters Brothers is expected to start filming mid this year.
Gyllenhaal, who you can see belting out a Broadway song HERE, will next be seen in the sci-fi thriller Life. Phoenix will be playing Jesus Christ for Lion helmer Garth Davis in Mary Magdalene (Rooney Mara plays Magdalene) and a war veteran who fumbles an attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring in You Were Never Really Here. Reilly’s next screen outing will be in the upcoming King Kong feature Kong: Skull Island, opening in Australia on March 9 and in the US on March 10.