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UPDATE: Jake Gyllenhaal won't be replacing Dominic Cooper in the dialogue-free crime drama, "Motor City," after all. Deadline reports that negotiations fell through due to scheduling conflicts.
Stay tuned for news on who will end up being silent but deadly as the framed ex-con in the Dark Castle production being directed by Albert Hughes.
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Jake Gyllenhaal just has one of those faces, you know?
The guy almost doesn't even have to talk at all in his movies because his super-expressive face pretty much says it all. And according to Variety, that makes him the perfect pick to replace Dominic Cooper in the upcoming dialogue-free action film "Motor City."
What, you were expecting maybe Jean Dujardin?
Here are the deets: Written by screenwriter Chad St. John, "Motor City" tells the story of "a felon who, after being released from prison, begins tracking down the men who framed him." Set to co-star Amber Heard and Gary Oldman, "Motor City" also has one unique twist: There's no dialogue at all.
Or at least, there probably isn't; word is that St. John may have added some at the studio's request. Either way, though, that kind of minimalist take on an action movie could be the perfect next step for Gyllenhaal, who, after garnering critical acclaim on films like "Brokeback Mountain," has recently been trying to turn himself into the next Harrison Ford with movies such as "Prince of Persia" and "Source Code."
Of course, nothing is yet set in stone, as Gyllenhaal is still in negotiations. But that face, paired up with a fast car and a bad attitude? Now that gets our motor running.
Originally published on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 5:22 p.m.