Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, and Paul Dano are teaming up for a movie and you can bet we’ll be watching

While most of us think of Paul Dano as an actor first — sighting his amazing character portrayals in films like Little Miss Sunshine and Swiss Army Man, his next adventure will be behind the camera. Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan have both signed on to be in his upcoming directorial debut called Wildfire. Scoring two Oscar-nominated actors for your first film isn’t something to shake a stick at. Pretty amazing actually!


The movie will be an adaptation of Richard Ford’s 1990 novel. Paul Dano and his partner Zoe Kazan found the source material and determined it’s perfect for a movie version as the story follows a boy dealing with the decay of his parents’ marriage after moving to Montana. An actor’s dream come true.


With Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan co-starring in the film, Paul Dano has a lot less to worry about. Both actors are top-notch and will make the script soar with their performances. Hopefully we will get to see more projects from hungry artists and more diverse material coming from Hollywood.

Paul is quoted saying in a Mashable article "In Richard's book I saw myself and many others. I have always wanted to make films - and have always known I would make films about family."

Since the topic of marriage and its effects on people is so relatable, we can assume that this will be an interesting watch. Here is hoping that it actually brings home Oscars for its two brilliant leads!