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‘The American’: Jake Gyllenhaal To Play Leonard Bernstein, Cary Fukunaga To Direct
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It’s being reported that Jake Gyllenhaal is set to play the late musician Leonard Bernstein in a biopic titled The American.

Gyllenhaal developed The American along with Riva Marker through their production company Nine Stories, and True Detective and Beasts of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga will direct and produce. The screenplay was written by Michael Mitnick (The Giver, Vinyl), adapted from the Humphrey Burton biography titled Leonard Bernstein.

Continue reading for more info on the movie, as well as some statements from those involved.

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New Movies This Week: Which Will You Go See? [September 3, 2010]
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I can think of no better way to commemorate Labor Day weekend then by seeing a movie about an American on vacation in Italy being contracted to do someone’s dirty work; a Mexican on a mission in Arizona being contracted to do someone’s dirty work; or a long distance romantic comedy… about a couple being contracted to do someone’s dirty work (please let it be about that).

Well, I have no doubt what I’m going to be seeing this weekend. Here’s a hint: Tom Savini is in it. What about you?

The three big movies of the week are: The American, Going the Distance, and Machete.

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