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Jake Gyllenhaal: In Negotiations to Star in ‘Presumed Innocent’ Series


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The TV series will explore obsessions, sex, politics and power, as well as the limits of love

In the first big contact with television, o Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star and produce it “Presumed Innocent”the upcoming Apple TV+ miniseries from David E. Kelley, JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros.

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Creator David E. Kelley (The Practice) is the writer and co-executive producer of the series, which is inspired by Scott Turow’s legal thriller novel of the same name.

“Presumed Innocent” was published in 1987 and made into a movie in 1990 starring Harrison Ford. It tells the story of a gruesome murder, which upsets the Chicago district attorney’s office when one of his own is suspected of the crime.

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Gyllenhaal will play Rusty Sabich, the prosecutor who is suspected of murdering a close colleague, and all the evidence begins to point in his direction. The same role was taken by Ford in the ’90s film.

The TV series “Presumed Innocent” will explore obsessions, sex, politics and power as well as the limits of love as the accused fights to keep his family together and save his marriage.

Oscar and Tony Award nominee favorite Jake Gyllenhaal recently lent his voice to Disney’s animated film, Strange World. He will also be seen starring in Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant and Doug Liman’s Road House.

His production company, Nine Stories, recently released Antoine Fuqua’s The Guilty, starring him, which ranked as the #1 movie on Netflix for over three weeks.

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