Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in HBO’s limited series “Lake Success” based on Gary Shteyngart’s critically-acclaimed book.
Gyllenhaal will play Barry Cohen, a narcissistic, self-deluded and hilariously divorced from the real world hedge fund manager. Fleeing his family, his past and the SEC, he heads out on a cross-country bus ride in search of his college girlfriend and a last chance at romantic redemption.
Back in Manhattan, his brilliant wife Seema struggles to raise their autistic son and begins a tragicomic love affair of her own.
Peabody-Award winning producer River Marker is also onboard the project. Stheyngart and Tom Spezialy co-wrote the limited series. Gyllenhaal will executive produce with Marker.