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The Weinsteins Got Jake Gyllenhaal’s Next Movie: ‘The Man Who Made It Snow’

Will the Weinsteins some day be involved in every movie ever released?

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The Weinstein Company has acquired the U.S. rights to a new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal called “The Man Who Made It Snow.”

Will the Weinsteins some day be involved in every movie ever released?

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The movie was directed by Antoine Fuqua who made the Academy Award winning “Training Day.” Harvey Weinstein made the deal for the Colombian crime biopic at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Gyllenhaal and Fuqua previously worked together on the boxing drama Southpaw.

The film tells the story of the notorious 1980’s cocaine smuggler Max Mermelstein who was the only American alive ever admitted to the inner circle of the Colombian cocaine cartel. It is based on Mermelstein’s autobiography of the same name.

“It’s also of course a thrill to be partnering yet again with the immensely talented Antoine and with Jake, an actor who time and time again wows us with his fearlessness, ” Harvey Weinstein said to THR.

“I am thrilled to bring this compelling and true story to the screen with Jake, one of the most talented and transformative actors I have ever had the pleasure to work with, ” Fuqua said in a statement.

David Glasser and Michal Steinberg for The Weinstein Company.

Antoine Fuqua also directed “The Equalizer” with Denzel Washington and will direct its upcoming sequel, “Olympus Has Fallen” and “tears of the Sun.”

“Southpaw” is due out in July. It is one of three movies coming out this year that star Jake Gyllenhaal, the other two being “Demolition” and “Everest.”



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