Dan Gilroy has already made a weird movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal (the disturbing thriller Nightcrawler), and Netflix has already distributed a weird movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Bong Joon-ho's anti-meat satire Okja). Now they're coming together for another weird movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Premiering at Sundance later this month – look for our coverage starting January 23 – Velvet Buzzsaw stars Gyllenhaal as Morf Vandewalt, a pretentious art critic who discovers a series of paintings by a dead, unknown artist and immediately sees dollar signs.
The investigation into the artist yields some disturbing results. But then "something truly goddamn strange" happens, as the paintings come to life, ready to kill.
This is another big swing from Gilroy, who struck out on his last project (Roman S. Israel, Esq.), but still has plenty of goodwill built up. The incredible cast also includes Toni Collette, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, Rene Russo and John Malkovich.
Velvet Buzzsaw will stream on Netflix and in select theaters on Friday, February 1.