The Gyllenhaals are shoring up on HBO. Maggie Gyllenhaal anchors the pay cable network’s terrific drama The Deuce, which premieres its third and final season later this year, and now word comes that her brother Jake Gyllenhaal is heading to the not-TV network.
Per THR, Jake Gyllenhaal will star in and executive produce a limited series adaptation of the Gary Shteyngart book Lake Success. Per HBO, the drama revolves around Barry Cohen (Gyllenhaal), “a narcissistic, self-deluded and hilariously divorced from the real-world hedge fund manager 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.”
Shteyngart is adapting the book himself alongside co-writer Tom Spezialy, a veteran of The Leftovers who’s also working on Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen HBO series. Shteyngart and Spezialy will serve as showrunners.
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