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Rene Russo, Jake Gyllenhaal Thriller ‘Nightcrawler’ Picked Up by Open Road Films

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Open Road Films has scooped up the domestic distribution rights to the upcoming film “Nightcrawler” starring Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Gyllenhaal plays a driven L.A. freelance crime journalist in the movie which also co-stars Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed.

The film marks the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, who is married to Russo.

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The film was financed by Bold Films. Gilroy, Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Fox are producing with Bold Films’ Chairman Michel Litvak and David Lancaster.