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Jake Gyllenhaal for Demolition

Jake Gyllenhaal is set to play a bereaved banker in indie drama Demolition.

The End Of Watch star is said to be in talks to star in the film, directed by Dallas Buyers Club's Jean-Marc Vallee, according to Deadline.

Jake would play a young investment banker struggling to cope with the tragic death of his wife. He begins to tear apart his life in an attempt to discover where it went wrong, but ends up being saved by a woman he meets in a chance encounter.

The script, by Bryan Sipe, is taken from the BlackList and is being produced by Mr Mudd - whose members include John Malkovich and whose previous films include The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Labor Day and Juno.

Jean-Marc previously told Deadline: "Demolition is such a powerful and touching story, written with a strong and sincere desire to try to understand the human psyche, what makes us so unique, so special, what makes us love. This is a script of a rare quality, of a beautiful humanity."

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