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Jake Gyllenhaal to star in HBO limited series 'Lake Success'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Gyllenhaal is venturing into the television space with series "Lake Success".

According to Variety, the 38-year-old will star in and produce the limited series which is based on the Gary Shteyngart novel of the same name.

Gyllenhaal will play Barry Cohen, a narcissistic, self-deluded and hilariously divorced from the real world who flees his family, his past, and the SEC on a cross-country bus ride in search of his college girlfriend and a last chance at romantic redemption.

Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, his brilliant wife struggles to raise their autistic son and begins a tragicomic love affair of her own.

Shteyngart will be serving as a and a co-showrunner on the series along with

The is producing the show with through their banner Nine Stories production banner.

"Gary's novel is a beautifully executed character study highlighting the depth of human contradiction and complication, set against the timely backdrop of today," said Gyllenhaal and Marker in a statement.

"We are thrilled to with HBO, who has consistently been home to some of the most exciting and acclaimed premium content over the past two decades," they added.

Gyllenhaal will be next seen in Marvel Studios' "Spider-Man: Far From Home", where he is portraying the character of aka Mysterio. The film releases worldwide on July 5.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 18:30 IST