Jake Gyllenhaal In Negotiations To Board Apple TV+ Series 'Presumed Innocent'

Update: 2022-12-08 06:49 GMT

Los Angeles: Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to board "Presumed Innocent", the upcoming 'Apple TV+' limited series.

According to entertainment website 'Variety', the show is based on Scott Turow's 1987 novel of the same name and hails from David E Kelley, J J Abrams and Dustin Thomason.

"Presumed Innocent" chronicles the story of a horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorneys' office when one of its own - Rusty Sabich played by Gyllenhaal - is suspected of the crime.

Kelley, known for "Big Little Lies" and "Boston Legal", will adapt the novel and serve as showrunner and executive produce for via 'David E Kelley Productions' with Matthew Tinker.

"Star Wars" alum Abrams is attached as an executive producer on the series along with Rachel Rusch Rich for the former's 'Bad Robot Productions'. Thomason, Sharr White and Gyllenhaal also executive produce, while Turow and Miki Johnson serve as co-executive producers.

'Warner Bros Television', where 'Bad Robot' is under an overall deal, is the studio on the project.

Gyllenhaal, star of movies like "Donnie Darko", "Zodiac" and "Brokeback Mountain", was most recently seen in the Antoine Fuqua film "The Guilty".


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