Jake Gyllenhaal’s dramatic thriller directed by Jean-Marc Vallée will open TIFF
Having just been announced as the opening night film of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Demolition, which pairs Jake Gyllenhaal with Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild, The Dallas Buyers Club), won’t be opening theatrically, at least in the States, until April 8. Thanks to TIFF, we have the very first look at Gyllenhaal as Davis, the investment banker who starts to unwind after a series of tragedies.
The full synopsis is as follows:
Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
The film co-stars Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis.