September 18, 2007–Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal will star in Jim Sheridan's “Brothers,” a remake of Susanne Bier's Danish war drama. Story centers on a man (Maguire) who is sent to fight in Afghanistan while his black-sheep brother (Gyllenhaal) cares for his wife and child.
Bier's film, which was released in 2004, stars Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas.
In the remake, which David Benioff is writing, Gyllenhaal would play the younger brother and Maguire the older one. “Brothers” is scheduled to begin shooting in early November.
Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh is producing alongside Michael De Luca and Joni Sighvatsson.
Relativity recently produced the Russell Crowe-Christian Bale starrer “3:10 to Yuma.”
Gyllenhaal, whose credits include “Zodiac” and “Brokeback Mountain,” most recently starred in “Rendition,” which played at the Toronto Film Festival. Maguire is hot on the heels of Sony's “Spider-Man 3″ and recently appeared in “The Good German.”