Gyllenhaal Does The “Mississippi Grind”

Jake Gyllenhaal has scored the lead role in “Half Nelson” filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s next feature “Mississippi Grind” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The sub-$10 million project centers on a down-on-his-luck gambler facing crushing debt who teams with a younger gambling addict (Gyllenhaal) in an attempt to change his luck.

The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what has been lost. Fleck and Boden will direct from a screenplay they wrote while John Lesher, Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell are producing.