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Jake Gyllenhaal joins Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson for 'Life'

By Marilyn Malara   |   March 11, 2016 at 6:33 AM
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LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Skydance has enlisted Jake Gyllenhaal as the latest cast member of its upcoming sci-fi film, Life, opposite Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Furguson.

The movie will follow a team on the International Space Station as they discover surprisingly intelligent life on Mars through research samples.

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Life will see Safe House director Daniel Espinosa at the helm. Its script comes from the same duo which brought this year's raunchy blockbuster, Deadpool, to the screen -- Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Gyllenhaal, 35, who last year appeared in hits Southpaw and Everest, will next be seen in the drama Demolition in April. He is additionally set to appear in Stronger, a movie based on 2013's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

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