Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal are in negotiations to star in Jim Sheridan's Brothers for Relativity Media.
The film, a remake of Susanne Bier's Danish-language war drama, centers on a man (Maguire) who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother (Gyllenhaal) cares for his wife and child.
Bier's film, which was released in 2004, stars Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas.
According to Variety, in the remake, which David Benioff is writing, Gyllenhaal would play the younger brother and Maguire the older one.
Brothers is scheduled to begin shooting in early November.