Sources have told reputable media site Variety that Jake Gyllenhaal has been signed up to star in a movie based on Ubisoft’s The Division. Much like the Assassin’s Creed movie in which Michael Fassbender both stars and produces, Gyllenhaal will also be on-board as a producer for the film.
It is said that Ubisoft hope to sign up another actor before touting the complete package to movie studios. If sold this will be the third movie from Ubisoft’s re-energised movie arm, with Tom Hardy’s Splinter Cell flick lining up after Assassin’s Creed.
This won’t be the first time Gyllenhaal has played a Ubisoft character, he starred in the big budget Prince of Persia movie which flopped quite badly, despite having Sir Ben Kingsley hamming it up like he was in a panto.