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Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain Cast in The Division Movie

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain Cast in The Division Movie

Ubisoft has officially announced their leading man and lady for their upcoming video game adaptation of the hit video game, Tom Clancy's The Division!  Come inside for more information!

Ubisoft's Motion Pictures Department has gotten off to a great start when it comes to casting for their video game adaptations.  Their first movie, Assassin's Creed, was able to nab Oscar-Nominated Michael Fassbender as their lead.  Now, they add another couple of Oscar-Nominated alums Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain for the lead roles in the upcoming adaptation of Tom Clancy's The Division!

“We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood’s most talented actors  and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy’s The Division™ to the big screen,” said Gerard Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent from the earliest stages to collaborate on a high quality film,” added Matt Phelps, Vice President, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

Guillemot and Phelps are correct in that these are two of today's most incredible actors.  In fact, when you think of their resumes, and what The Division is about, it makes perfect sense.  Tom Clancy's The Division takes place in a post-outbreak world where the government has activated agents all across the world to help maintain order.  The video game takes place primarily in New York with hints that the outbreak is a global disaster.  

Chastain and Gyllenhaal are no strangers to playing in environments like this.  Chastain did it in Zero Dark Thirty and Gyllenhaal in Jarhead and countless other films.  They have the charisma, the experience, and the acting chops to pull it off.

Let's just hope there is more story in this than in the actual game.

For the full press release read below:

Today, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television studio of Ubisoft®, announced a new project, “The Division™” with Academy Award® nominees Jessica Chastain (“The Martian,” “Interstellar,” “The Help,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“End of Watch,” “Nightcrawler,” “Southpaw”) attached.

“We are excited to collaborate with Jessica and Jake, two of Hollywood’s most talented actors  and perfect creative collaborators to help bring Tom Clancy’s The Division™ to the big screen,” said Gerard Guillemot, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Attaching Jake and Jessica is part of our development philosophy of working closely with top talent from the earliest stages to collaborate on a high quality film,” added Matt Phelps, Vice President, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures will develop with Gyllenhaal’s and Riva Marker’s (“Beasts of No Nation”) Nine Stories and Chastain’s Freckle Films. The announcement comes after the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s The Division™ video game, developed by Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment studio, sold more copies in its first 24 hours of availability than any previous title in Ubisoft’s history** and recorded the biggest first week ever for a new video game franchise***.   

Gyllenhaal can next be seen starring opposite Amy Adams in Tom Ford's “Nocturnal Animals” scheduled to open November 18, 2016.  He recently completed filming on Bong Joon Ho's “Okja” and begins filming on Daniel Espinosa’s “Life” this week.  Through his Nine Stories shingle, Gyllenhaal produced David Gordon Green’s upcoming “Stronger” in which he also stars. 

Chastain will next be seen in John Madden’s political thriller “Miss Sloane” and Niki Caro’s adaptation of Diane Ackerman’s novel “The Zookeeper’s Wife” opposite Daniel Bruhl. She is also set to star in Aaron Sorkin’s film adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir “Molly’s Game” alongside Idris Elba and Susanna White’s period drama “Woman Walks Ahead.”

Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency’s “Assassin’s Creed®,” starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender, has recently completed principal photography. “Assassin’s Creed” will be released by 20th Century Fox on December 21, 2016. Other Ubisoft Motion Pictures projects currently in development include: “Splinter Cell®” at New Regency with Tom Hardy attached, “Ghost Recon” with Warner Brothers, “Watch Dogs®” with Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency, as well as “Rabbids®” with Sony Pictures Entertainment.