Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in “Presumed Innocent,” the upcoming Apple TV+ limited series that hails from David E. Kelley, J.J. Abrams and Dustin Thomason.

Based on Scott Turow’s 1987 novel of the same name, “Presumed Innocent” tells the story of a horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorneys’ office when one of its own is suspected of the crime, and explores obsession, sex, politics and the power and limits of love, as the accused fights to hold his family and marriage together.

Gyllenhaal will play Rusty Sabich, the fervent prosecutor accused of killing his close colleague after evidence begins to point in his direction.