Jake Gyllenhaal is on a roll.
In the past few years, the actor has been showing us versatility that earned him praises from film critics as well as the mainstream audience. From “Nightcrawler” to “Enemy” to “Southpaw“, it’s only a matter of time before he wins the prestigious Academy Award for his outstanding performance.
After playing a professional boxer who struggles to get his life back after losing his wife in “Southpaw”, Gyllenhaal will be playing a guy who goes through a similar tragedy in an upcoming film, “Demolition”.
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (of “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Wild” fame), the movie stars Gyllenhaal as Davis Mitchell, a successful investment banker who fights to get his life back after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.
The trailer of the film starts off with him writing a complaint letter to a vending machine company. In it, he says, “I found this upsetting as I was very hungry, and also my wife had died 10 minutes earlier.”
His series of complaint letters captures the attention of customer service rep Karen (played by Naomi Watts) as she finds his rather personal complaint letters are intriguing. Ultimately, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her cute precocious kid (played by Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild his life, beginning by demolishing the life he once knew.
Watch the first trailer for “Demolition” below:
“Demolition” also stars Heather Lind as Julia and Chris Cooper as Davis’ father-in-law, Phil. It is slated to be released on 8th April 2016.
For more information, visit the movie’s official Facebook page.