Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal are, according to The Hollywood Reporter, set to headline the upcoming Ezekiel Moss. The project was first announced back in the fall of 2012 when Philip Seymour Hoffman to direct.
The film is a depression era ghost story about a young, imaginative boy living in a small dead end town who befriends a mysterious drifter who may or may not have the supernatural ability to communicate with the dead. Gyllenhaal will play that drifter (the titular Ezekiel Moss) while Adams will play Iris, the mother of the young boy who begins to fall in love with Moss.
The Black List voted the script, written by Keith Bunin, one of the top ten scripts of 2011. The film is a Likely Story and Mandalay Pictures production in association with Hoffman's Cooper’s Town Productions. Bregman and Schulman will produce. Stefanie Azpiazu of Likely Story, Adam Stone of Mandalay Pictures and Emily Ziff of Cooper's Town Productions will also produce. Sara Murphy of Cooper’s Town will co-produce.