Naomi Watts is in negotiations to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Jean-Marc Vallée's upcoming dramatic comedy Demolition.

The project is based on the 2007 Black List script by Bryan Sipe and follows a young investment banker (Jake Gyllenhaal) struggling to cope after the tragic death of his wife. During his attempt to put his life back together, he becomes obsessed with destruction and develops a unusual relationship with a pot smoking single mother (Naomi Watts).

Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich and Russell Smith are producing with Black Label Media's Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill. Jason Reitman and Helen Estabrook are executive producing.

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Naomi Watts previously starred in J. Edgar and will next be seen alongside Shailene Woodley in The Divergent Series: Insurgent. No production schedule has been released.