Jake Gyllenhaal is joining Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly in “The Sisters Brothers.”
Jacques Audiard is directing the indie feature, based on Patrick deWitt’s novel of the same name. Reilly, Michael De Luca, Rosa Attrab and Alison Dickey are producing. Reilly optioned the rights to the book and will produce through his shingle with De Luca, who recently came on board as producer. The story follows two brothers — Eli and Charlie Sisters — who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story takes place in Oregon in 1851.
Canadian-born author deWitt’s novel won the 2012 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for humor writing.
“Sisters Brothers” is Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or winning “Dheepan”. Production is set to start sometime this summer. The noir Western will be his first film shot completely in English.