Brokeback Mountain: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ang Lee has lassoed up a pair of cowboy types to star in his love story Brokeback Mountain for Focus Features.

Sources confirmed that Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are in negotiations to topline the project, which is Lee's next helming gig.

Adapted by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana from a short story by The Shipping News scribe E. Annie Proulx, the project revolves around two men who meet one summer as sheepherders in Wyoming and form a bond and love that spans 20 years. The film tracks that time period and their evolving relationship.

Brian B.