Netflix Taps Jake Gyllenhaal for Horror-Thriller Movie and More

Netflix cannot stop with its myriad announcements and trailers. They just can’t, so here’s a little roundup of some recent things to look forward to on the streaming service.

Jake Gyllenhaal Reunites with Nightcrawler Director

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is going to do a yet to be titled horror-thriller film with his Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy at the helm and his former co-star Rene Russo (Gilroy’s real-life wife) joining him. Gilroy’s career has mostly been as a writer, but the 2014 psychological thriller Nightcrawler was his debut film as a director – and my god, what a gem of a movie! If I think about again, it will haunt me for a few days. It’s one of the best things Gyllenhaal has ever done, and that’s saying a lot because the boy can act.

The plot for the Netflix flick follows big-money artists and mega-collectors who pay a high price when art collides with commerce, reports Variety, and will also star Stranger Things breakout star Natalia Dyer, Tom Sturridge, Toni Collette, and John Malkovich. So yeah, sounds like I’ll be tuning in.

Check Out Creepy New Netflix Series Requiem

Here’s the official synopsis: Requiem follows award-winning cellist Matilda Gray (Lydia Wilson) as she seeks to solve the mystery behind her mother’s suicide. Evidence linking her mother to the unsolved case of a missing child in Wales is just the beginning of Matilda’s dark journey to the truth. Judging from this trailer, I’m totally ready for a scary series. Requiem premieres March 23.

Wonder What the Drug Adderall Is All About?

Here’s the Netflix documentary for you. Take Your Pills talks about the drug, which some say has been a godsend for sufferers of ADHD, while others say could be very addictive and harmful. Let’s just say, it’s the upper drug of choice for college students these days… and from this trailer, you can see why. Looks fascinating. Take Your Pills premieres March 16.

The New Girlfight for This Generation

The upcoming Netflix movie First Match follows a teenage girl from Brooklyn, living in foster care, who decides that joining the all-boys’ wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father. Her skills are impressive, maybe enough to get her a college scholarship, but her father thinks she might be better in a boxing ring, making money. The film stars Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome and Jared Kemp, and premieres March 30.

 

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Kit Bowen has turned her extraordinary passion for all things entertainment into a long and varied career. For over 15 years, Kit has been an online entertainment journalist, reporter and film critic. On the whole, Kit just thinks of herself as a walking IMDb, is defined by how many times she's seen Jaws and will give you her theory on how Game of Thrones will end.

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