Jake Gyllenhaal starring in The Division adaptation

Jake Gyllenhaal

by James White |
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Clearly not troubled by the fact that the last time he was the lead in a video game adaptation the result was Prince Of Persia, Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest star to take on a movie drawn from a Ubisoft title, signing on to lead and produce Tom Clancy's The Division.

The game has a been a huge seller, with players flocking to its third-person dystopian shooter action set in a dangerous New York in the wake of a massive smallpox epidemic. In the various missions, you must work as part of the Strategic Homeland Division to rebuild its operations in the Big Apple, track down the cause of the outbreak and fight crime that pops up in the city.

Gyllenhaal follows on the heels of Michael Fassbender, who has Assassin's Creed opening this Christmas and Tom Hardy, who is attached to Splinter Cell, which Paramount is hoping to turn into a movie. According to Variety, Ubisoft is looking to recruit one more actor before finding a studio home for the new project.

The actor has worked on Tom Ford's latest film, Nocturnal Animals (due here on November 4) and Boston bombing survivor pic Stronger.

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