Jake Gyllenhaal set to star in Fight Management about late warfare hero John Chapman who sacrificed his life throughout a mission in Afghanistan
Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to star in navy drama Fight Management.
The 40-year-old actor will painting late warfare hero John Chapman within the new film primarily based on true occasions. Chapman died in battle in Afghanistan in 2002 after sacrificing his personal life for the protection of his group throughout a rescue mission.
Nevertheless, his bravery was solely uncovered 15 years after his dying after the mission was investigated and the true story revealed by Air Pressure Captain Cora Alexander.
Conflict film: Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to play warfare hero John Chapman in upcoming film Fight Management
This led to his posthumous promotion to the rank of Grasp Sergeant and his inclusion into the Corridor of Heroes.
‘Following his dying, nobody imagined it might take over a decade for the reality of what actually occurred on that snowy mountainside to emerge. Fifteen years later, Air Pressure Captain Cora Alexander is tasked with the practically not possible job of investigating whether or not Chapman is a worthy recipient of the medal,’ the outline reads on Deadline.
‘Regardless of no eyewitnesses to his actions and the top-secret world surrounding clandestine operations. Alexander has to uncover the reality, and in revealing Chapman’s sacrifice to the world, she forges her personal path to self-forgiveness and private redemption.’
Chapman died in battle in Afghanistan in 2002 after sacrificing his personal life for the protection of his group throughout a rescue mission however his bravery was solely uncovered 15 years after his dying
Chapman was awarded the navy’s highest award on August 22, 2018, the primary awarded to a CCT in U.S. historical past and the primary awarded to a member of the Air Pressure since Vietnam.
Chapman acquired a posthumous promotion to the rank of Grasp Sergeant and inclusion into the Corridor of Heroes
The film will likely be directed by Extraction’s Sam Hargrave with Shelby Malone as affiliate producer and Gyllenhaal as govt producer.
The seek for an actress to play Captain Alexander is at present underway, whereas MGM studios are in discussions to accumulate the rights to the movie.
Gyllenhaal will subsequent be seen in Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Responsible for Netflix, premiering, later this 12 months.
He’s at present filming Michael Bay’s motion flick Ambulance alongside Eiza Gonzalez and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
In the meantime, Gyllenhaal beforehand revealed the guidelines he picked up from co-stars Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon in 2002’s Moonlight Mile.
He mentioned: ‘I keep in mind Susan telling me, earlier than you’ve got an emotional scene you need to drink loads of water as a result of tears actually do dehydrate you.
‘These are the belongings you choose up – I am going to always remember! I am going to drink a lot water earlier than an emotional scene, and persons are like, “What’s fallacious with him?” I will not cry the entire scene, I am going to simply drink water.’
Army man: It will not be Jake’s first stint in a warfare film, he additionally starred in Gulf Conflict film Jarhead, in 2005 – pictured right here
Jake is at present filming Michael Bay’s motion flick Ambulance alongside Eiza Gonzalez and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. He’s seen right here filming a scene final week
Gyllenhaal picked up suggestions from Hoffman on set too, paying attention to the actor’s intense means of working.
He defined: ‘I’d watch Dustin get bodily – he would get his vitality up, he would truly get his blood flowing, which I did not perceive on the time.
‘I did not get, “Oh proper, that is your instrument”… I keep in mind him doing pushups and working in place earlier than typically only a common scene the place he walked by way of.’
Gyllenhaal will subsequent be seen in Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Responsible for Netflix, premiering, later this 12 months