Having already co-written movies like Real Steel and The Bourne Legacy, Dan Gilroy made his directorial debut with 2014’s Nightcrawler, which starred Jake Gyllenhaal as the sinister Louis Bloom. Nightcrawler was one of the quieter theatrical successes of 2014, its accolades including being nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Now Gilroy and Gyllenhaal are prepping for their next movie (which is rumored to be called Velvet Buzzsaw) together, which will stream exclusively on Netflix. It was already announced that one of Gyllenhaal’s costars would be Rene Russo, but now the rest of the main cast has been revealed, and John Malkovich can count himself among those ranks.
This will be Jake Gyllenhaal and John Malkovich’s first time working together, but with the two of them being among Hollywood’s best actors, it will be interesting to see how these two play off one another. While most of you reading are already familiar with Malkovich’s word, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a few of his credits, such as In the Line of Fire, Of Mice and Men, Dangerous Liaisons, Con Air and (of course) Being John Malkovich. But he isn’t the only new addition to Dan Gilroy’s next movie. Variety also reported that Natalia Dyer, Tom Sturridge, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette and Zawe Ashton have joined the cast of this Netflix movie, which will be about “big-money artists and mega-collectors who pay a high price when art collides with commerce.”
Natalia Dyer is best known for playing Nancy Wheeler on hit Netflix series Stranger Things, while her big screen resume includes Hannah Montana: The Movie and The Greening of Whitney Brown. Tom Sturbridge has appeared in movies like Being Julia, The Boat That Rocked and Mary Shelley, and he was also nominated for a Tony for his performance in the Broadway play Orphans.
After rising to prominence for playing Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the original production of Hamilton, Daveed Diggs has gone on to perform in movies like Zootopia and Wonder, as well as TV shows like Black-ish and The Get Down. Toni Collette’s resume includes The Sixth Sense, About a Boy, Little Miss Sunshine and the TV series United States of Tara.
Finally, Zawe Ashton many TV credits include her being one of the lead cast members on the British series Fresh Meat, while on the movies side of things, she most recently appeared in Nocturnal Animals. With these six actors joining Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, Dan Gilroy’s movie has the potential to be an intriguing ensemble piece for Netflix.
A specific release date for Dan Gilroy’s next movie hasn’t been announced yet, but with production now underway in Los Angeles, it’s expected to be available on Netflix sometime later this year. To learn what else the streaming platform has on the way, scan through our 2018 premiere schedule.