Filming Starts on ‘Wildlife’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan

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Paul Dano at the New York premiere of ‘Into the Woods’ ( (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Filming has just begun on the period drama Wildlife starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan. Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, Prisoners) will be making his directorial debut with Wildlife which is based on Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. Dano, who adapted the book for the screen with Zoe Kazan, is producing along with Gyllenhaal, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Oren Moverman, and Ann Ruark. Kazan and Eddie Vaisman are executive producing.

“In Richard’s book, I saw myself and many others. I have always wanted to make films – and have always known I would make films about family. I couldn’t be happier to have such beautiful collaborators like Carey and Jake leading the way,” said Dano.

Shooting is currently taking place in Oklahoma as announced by June Pictures, Nine Stories, and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office. “The Oklahoma Film + Music Office is honored to set the scene for Mr. Dano’s directorial debut,” stated OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “It’s been a pleasure working with the film’s fantastic production team over the last few months, from their initial locations scout to the current start of production. We look forward to hosting this caliber of talent in Oklahoma, and look forward to the spotlight it will shine on our diverse locations, skilled crew and incentives program.”

“Paul is a natural born storyteller–a force. We are thrilled to collaborate with him and these phenomenal actors to bring his exquisite vision for this film to life,” said producers Duncan and Saks.

The Plot: Wildlife centers on the story of a teenage boy who witnesses the decay of his parents’ marriage after their move to Montana.