Variety reports that Jake Gyllenhaal and Villeneuve will take on "An Enemy," a thriller based on the book by literary genius José Saramago. Adapted by Javier Gullón, the story follows a man who rents a DVD only to discover that one of the minor characters -- who isn't even credited in the film -- is his exact double. Curoiusly, the man looks like he did five years ago, and truly confounded by the situation, he tracks him down and turns both their lives upside down.
The plan is for Gyllenhaal to play dual roles, and the movie is expected to shoot before "Prisoners" (which makes sense give that Jackman is tied up with "Les Miserables" and "The Wolverine" for much of the year). It will be interesting to see how this supposedly "dark and edgy" tale gets adapted as Saramago's prose -- very long, internal and descriptive -- doesn't exactly lend it self to an easy adaptation. The author (now deceased) had also been very particular about film adaptations and the few that have been made (most notably "Blindness") haven't made much waves. But, the talent assembled here is strong so we're optimistic.