His untitled Netflix film just announced its primary and supporting cast, and it's more than enough reason to get excited, anchored by the return of Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal, who had an fantastic turn as a deranged, unethical photographer in Nightcrawler. Further narrative details are being kept under wraps. The streaming network will be expecting big things, as writer/director Gilroy's previous collaboration on 2014's Nightcrawler with Gyllenhaal and Russo earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Trade paper Variety says the story revolves around big-money artists and mega-collectors who pay a high price when art collides with commerce. If Nightcrawler was any indication, a second Gilroy and Gyllenhaal team-up could mean we're in for another victor. The cast has also gained its share of up-and-comers, such as Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs (who also fielded a recurring role in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Zawe Ashton (who also appeared in the Gyllenhaal-starrer, Nocturnal Animals) and Tom Sturridge, who appeared in last year's Frankenstein author biopic, Mary Shelley.
Director Dan Gilroy with Roman J. Israel Esq. star and Oscar nominee Denzel Washington.
The untitled Netflix film is now shooting in Los Angeles and is expected to hit the streaming giant sometime later this year.
Also with WME Sturridge was nominated for his role in the Broadway play Orphans and he appears in the upcoming Journey's End (out Friday) and the drama Mary Shelley, which also premiered at TIFF a year ago. She's also repped by WME and One Entertainment.
Dyer played the role of Nancy on the hit Netflix series Strangers Things and should return for Season 3. She is repped by CAA and United Management.
Last but most certainly not least, the WME-repped Malkovich is busy filming Birdbox for Netflix and Mark Wahlberg's Mile 22 for STX, reuniting the duo from 2016's Deepwater Horizon.