After portraying a disturbed videographer in Nightcrawler and a troubled boxer in this summer's Southpaw, Jake Gyllenhaal takes on another complex character in the first trailer for Demolition, arriving in theaters next year. The actor is joined by Naomi Watts, Heather Lind and Chris Cooper in this drama that shows how one man in mourning decides to tear his life down in order to start fresh. Demolition hits theaters April 8, 2016, going up against Lionsgate's Gods of Egypt, Universal's Michelle Darnell and Sony's Money Monster.
Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (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 form an unlikely connection.
With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew. The supporting cast is rounded out by Heather Lind, Wass Stevens, Polly Draper, Hani Avital, Brendan Dooling, Celia Au and Tom Kemp. The trailer comes just two days before Demolition has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild, Dallas Buyers Club) directs from a script by Bryan Sipe (The Choice). Although he doesn't have a role in front of the camera, actor John Malkovich serves as a producer on Demolition, alongside Sidney Kimmel, Lianne Halfon, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill. With several months to go before this dramatic comedy hits theaters, stay tuned for more trailers and footage.
Jake Gyllenhaal will next be seen in Everest, which debuts in IMAX theaters next weekend before expanding nationwide on September 25. He is also set to star in Nocturnal Animals alongside Amy Adams and The Man Who Made It Snow. Check out the new trailer for Demolition, and stay tuned for more as we inch closer to its April 2016 release in theaters.