Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in a new series written and directed by Janicza Bravo (Zola) titled A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions. The series, based on a viral New Yorker article published in 2019, will follow a narrator who is nursing a brain tumor that doesn’t actually exist while also mourning family members that aren’t dead to prey on the sympathy of others which in turn will help him get away with almost anything.
In a statement to Deadline, Bravo discussed the film in greater detail stating:
Our protagonist is white, male, and pathological. There is a void in him and he fills it by duping people. He’s a scammer. The series examines white identity and how we as an audience participate in making room for this behavior. Getting to partner with Annapurna and Nine Stories is a gift and I am most thrilled for what lies ahead.
Bravo will also serve as executive producer alongside Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Sammy Scher, and Susan Goldberg.
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