Ben Mendelsohn Joins Jake Gyllenhaal In MISSISSIPPI GRIND?
The question mark is up there because Ben Mendelsohn is apparently still in some serious talks to join previously announced Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming Mississippi Grind movie. In case you’re not so familiar with the title, I will remind you that we’re actually talking about Gyllenhaal-produced indie project, which comes from writers/directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
So, if negotiations with Killing Them Softly star Mendelsohn work out, he will come on board to play a gambler in debt who sets off on a road trip through the Southern U.S. with a young gambling addict in an attempt to change his luck.
As we mentioned – Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are responsible for the script and will also direct Mississippi Grind, while Jake Gyllenhaal (who will probably play that young addict) will produce the movie together with Lynette Howell, John Lesher and Jamie Patricof.
We’ll keep an eye on this project, but in the meanwhile let me just remind you that Mendelsohn will next be seen in Place Beyond The Pines, and is also set to star in Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut How to Catch a Monster.
Busy guy, indeed!