Jake Gyllenhaal has been on fire recently. From Nightcrawler to Southpaw, Jake has shown he can do it all. Next year, we will see him star in Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild) new movie titled Demolition. While that sounds like a dark and gritty movie, the trailer showed a more positive and upbeat tone than expected. Demolition opens at TIFF this weekend and the first trailer has just arrived. Check it out below.
In DEMOLITION, a successful investment banker, Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two strangers form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Demolition hits theaters April 8, 2016.