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Jake Gyllenhaal to make off-Broadway debut

Jake Gyllenhaal to make off-Broadway debut

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Film star Jake Gyllenhaal is to make his New York stage debut in Nick Payne's play, "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet," the show's producers said.

Man sues Fox over show 'coincidences'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. man has filed a lawsuit claiming coincidences in Fox movies and television shows prove Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. defamed him and invaded his privacy.
Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jena Malone is to portray Southern gothic writer Carson McCullers in the big-screen bio-picture "Lonely Hunter," the film's producers said.
Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard marry in Italy

Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard marry in Italy

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Maggie Gyllenhaal's publicist says the U.S. actress has married her longtime beau Peter Sarsgaard in Italy.
Gyllenhaal to play 'Prince of Persia'

Gyllenhaal to play 'Prince of Persia'

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly has signed on to star in the big-screen adaptation of the "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" video game.

Langella, Diaz to star in 'The Box'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Frank Langella is set to star in "The Box," a horror film based on Richard Matheson's short story, "Button, Button," Variety.com reported.

Cameron Diaz to star in 'The Box'

HOLLYWOOD, June 28 (UPI) -- Cameron Diaz is set to star in the Hollywood adaptation of "The Box," a horror film directed by "Donnie Darko" director Richard Kelly.

Maggie Gyllenhaal to award sci-tech Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will present Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' awards for scientific and technical work Feb.10 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Cable network set to build upon 'Trail'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Building off the recent success of the two-part TV series "Broken Trail," the American Movie Classics network is set to release a new slate of series.

Gyllenhaal, Sarsgaard engaged, expecting

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Longtime Hollywood couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are engaged and expecting a baby, People magazine reported Tuesday.

Empire names top indies films of all time

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Citing its "overwhelming" influence on the independent film scene, Empire magazine has named 1992's "Reservoir Dogs" the greatest indie movie of all time.

Nominees for Independent Spirit Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 17th Annual Independent Spirit Awards, which will be presented in March by the west coast branch of the Independent Featu
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Donnie Darko is a 2001 cult psychological thriller film written and directed by Richard Kelly, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. The film depicts the reality-bending venture of the eponymous character as he seeks the meaning and significance of his troubling end-of-the-world visions.

The film was initially slated for a direct-to-video release before being picked up by Newmarket Films. Budgeted with $4.5 million, and filmed over the course of 28 days, the movie missed breaking even, grossing just over $4.1 million worldwide. The film has since received favorable reviews from critics and developed a large cult following, resulting in the director's cut receiving a two-disc, special edition release in 2004.

Donnie Darko (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) is a troubled teenager in suburban Middlesex, Virginia in October 1988. He appears to be suffering the symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. At the start of the film, he has recently stopped taking his medication. His parents, Rose and Eddie (Mary McDonnell and Holmes Osborne) and his sisters, Elizabeth and Samantha (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Daveigh Chase), are concerned about him. One night at dinner, Donnie and his sister get into a profane argument during which Elizabeth reveals she knows Donnie is no longer taking his medication. Donnie's sister also reveals that she will vote for former Massachusetts governor, Michael Dukakis. Rose confronts Donnie in his bedroom asking him where her little boy has gone and who is the stranger that has taken his place. As she leaves the room, she hears him call her a "bitch" from the other side of the door. Feeling guilty, Donnie resumes taking his medication. On October 2, however, he sleepwalks and meets Frank (James Duval), a man in a menacing bunny costume. Frank tells him that in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds, the world will end. While he is outside, a jet engine mysteriously crashes through the roof of the Darkos' house, destroying Donnie's bedroom.

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