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Jake Gyllenhaal Could Replace Dominic Cooper as Ex-Felon in 'Motor City'

March 8, 2012 (1:32 am) GMT
The 'Brokeback Mountain' actor is in talks to be the new leading man in the revenge thriller, which also has Amber Heard and Gary Oldman lining up in the cast ensemble.
Jake Gyllenhaal

could end up playing an ex-felon in his next film. The Jack Twist in "" is currently in negotiations to tackle the lead role in an revenge thriller called "", Variety reported. He is expected to replace former leading man , who bailed out the project due to scheduling conflicts.

Should the younger brother of close the deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, he will join and who have previously been attached to the cast ensemble. Heard would play the protagonist's love interest, while Oldman would star as a mafia kingpin.

"Motor City" centers on a man who gets released from prison and sets out on a revenge mission to hunt down the people who framed him. Serving as the helmer is "" director Albert Hughes with Chad St. John providing the script. The principal photography, meanwhile, is planned to kick off in Berlin this May.

Gyllenhaal last starred in Duncan Jones' "" opposite and . His forthcoming project is David Ayers' cop drama "", which also stars and .

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