Lake Success: Jake Gyllenhaal headlining HBO series adaptation
Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Velvet Buzzsaw) will headline HBO’s Lake Success, a limited series based on Gary Shteyngart’s (Little Failure) critically-acclaimed book, Deadline has confirmed.
Lake Success centers on narcissistic, self-deluded and hilariously divorced from the real world, hedge fund manager Barry Cohen (Gyllenhaal) who flees his family, his past and the SEC on a cross-country bus ride in search of his college girlfriend and a last chance at romantic redemption. Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, his brilliant wife Seema struggles to raise their autistic son and begins a tragicomic love affair of her own.
“Gary’s novel is a beautifully executed character study highlighting the depth of human contradiction and complication, set against the timely backdrop of America today. We are thrilled to partner with HBO, who has consistently been home to some of the most exciting and acclaimed premium content over the past two decades,” said Gyllenhaal and Peabody-Award winning producer River Marker (The Devil All the Time).
Lake Success is co-written by showrunners Stheyngart and Tom Spezialy (Watchmen, Chaos, Ash vs. Evil Dead). The limited series will serve as Gyllenhaal’s TV acting debut. Gyllenhaal will also executive produce the show which hails from Gyllenhaal and Marker’s Nine Stories and Endeavor Content.
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