Jake Gyllenhaal To Re-team with Daniel Espinosa For ‘THE ANARCHISTS VS ISIS’
Jake Gyllenhaal is re-teaming with director Daniel Espinosa for Riva Marker and Bold Films’ upcoming adaption, THE ANARCHISTS VS ISIS based on Seth Harp’s Rolling Stone piece.
Espinosa will also produce under his newly-formed production banner BOZI alongside Ninestories’ producers Gyllenhaal and Marker. Bold Films’ Chairman Michel Litvak will also produce and CEO Gary Michael Walters will executive produce.
The Rolling Stone article, written by Seth Harp, tells the true story of a ragtag team of American volunteers, socialists and outcasts, who are fighting alongside the Kurdish militia known as the YPG to beat ISIS in Syria and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of war.
Riva Marker, Producer said:
“Jake and I are thrilled to partner with Daniel Espinosa on Seth Harp’s daring story. Thematically, we’re often attracted to material about the search for identity, especially in a world where it’s become easier to feel less and less connected. Seth’s story is about people who abandon everything that’s familiar as a means to connect in the most brutal of circumstances. Daniel is wonderfully collaborative and so passionate about this material. We are eager to start working with a screenwriter together.”
Michel Litvak, Bold Films’ Chairman added:
“In a very short time under the leadership of Jake and Riva, Ninestories has become an incredibly exciting production company. Their vision for fresh and provocative material coupled with brilliant filmmakers like Daniel Espinosa aligns perfectly with Bold’s mandate.”
Gyllenhaal and Espinosa recently collaborated with Sony’s sci-fi thriller Life, which is currently in theaters now.