Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the upcoming movie adaptation of the Rolling Stone article, The Anarchists vs. ISIS.
Gyllenhaal and Espinosa previously worked on Sony’s science fiction thriller Life, which opens on Friday.
The Rolling Stone article was written by Seth Harp, who followed a group of American “volunteers, socialists and outcasts” as they fought alongside the YPG, a Kurdish militia that was fighting ISIS in Syria. and establish an anarchist collective amid the rubble of war.
The Anarchists vs ISIS will be directed by Daniel Espinosa, whose newly formed production company BOZI will produce along with Ninestories’ producers Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker.
“Jake and I are thrilled to partner with Daniel Espinosa on Seth Harp’s daring story,” Producer Riva Marker said in a statement. “Thematically, we’re often attracted to material about the search for identity, especially in a world where it’s become easier to feel less and less connected. Seth’s story is about people who abandon everything that’s familiar as a means to connect in the most brutal of circumstances. Daniel is wonderfully collaborative and so passionate about this material. We are eager to start working with a screenwriter together.”
“In a very short time under the leadership of Jake and Riva, Ninestories has become an incredibly exciting production company,” Bold Films’ Chairman Michel Litvak said in a statement. “Their vision for fresh and provocative material coupled with brilliant filmmakers like Daniel Espinosa aligns perfectly with Bold’s mandate.”
magazine The Anarchists vs ISIS will be produced by Bold Films chairman Michel Litvak and be executive produced by CEO Gary Michael Walters.