For Jake Gyllenhaal making a pit stop under the Hollywood lights was without a doubt a longtime on his to do list. The 31 year old British actor will make his debut on the American stage later this summer with the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Last week, the Roundabout Theatre Company made an announcement that surely made Jake Gyllenhaal’s U.S. fans thrilled with excitement. The gorgeous looking British actor will make his debut on the American stage with a part in a comedy-drama authored by Nick Payne. Jake Gyllenhaal is going to play the part of the uncle of a teenager girl struggling with bullies.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s American debut is named “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet” and it’s going to run on a strict deadline. Between August 24th and November 25th you can see Jake Gyllenhaal performing at Laura Pels Threatre, on W. 46th St. However, the official opening is scheduled for September 20th.
According to Roundabout’s director, Todd Haimes, “Jake Gyllenhaal loves this play and I couldn’t be happer that he has chosen to make his American stage debut with us”. Director Michael Longhurst and Nick Payne were also appraised by Haimes: “I think Nick Payne will prove to fit quite well in that line and I am equally excited that this will be Michael Longhurst’s New York directorial debut”.
The story of the play will surely get to you. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Terry, the uncle of a fifteen year old overweight teenager girl who is bullied at school. Anna is transferred to the school her mother teaches in an attempt to protect her, but things only get worse. Terry shows up exactly at the right time to help Anna overcome her issues.
Jake Gyllenhaal became an icon in the movie industry after his amazing performance in “Donnie Darko”. Since then he played in a bunch of movies, such as “Zodiac”, “Jarhead”, “Proof”, “Moonlight Mile”, “Lovely and Amazing”, “October Sky” and “The Good Girl”.
For his part in “Brokeback Mountain” Jake Gyllenhaal got a nomination for the Oscar. And if he didn’t actually get an Oscar, he did won other awards, such as BAFTA and National Board of Review.