Jake Gyllenhaal joins Ryan Reynolds in space sci-fi film from Deadpool writers

Is there life on Mars?

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Jake Gyllenhaal is about to discover something out of this world. 

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The Southpaw actor is set to co-star with Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson in sci-fi film Life, reports Deadline, which centres around the crew of the International Space Station who discover signs of life in a sample from Mars.

Written by Deadpool writing duo Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the film will be directed by Child 44’s Daniel Espinosa. 

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Wernick and Reese enjoyed enormous success with Marvel’s wisecracking Deadpool who took the box office by storm last month, outperforming all predictions and immediately earning a sweary sequel in which Reynolds will star.