Jake Gyllenhaal: 'Duncan Jones is amazing'

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A non-stop action film starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie & Morgan Freeman. Wesley Gibson (McAvoy) is a mild-mannered Chicago office worker until he meets Fox (Jolie), who reveals to him that he's a member of an ancient secret organization called the Fraternity, which kills bad people. Upon learning from Fox that his estranged father has been murdered, Wesley completes training and becomes an avenging assassin.
March 29th, 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal wanted to work with Duncan Jones on 'Source Code' because he thought he was "amazing".

The 'Donnie Darko' star plays a soldier who wakes up in another man's body in the movie, and he confesses he wanted a new director to work on the project because of the unusual nature of the script.

He told Collider.com: "I read the script and I knew it would only work with a director who had an intense, clear vision. When I saw 'Moon' I thought, 'This guy is amazing.' His visual sense, his sense of rhythm. I just said, 'This guy is like the next thing, he is amazing.'

"He was interested in me to play a role in one of his movies he was writing and I thought, 'I just want to meet him.' In the meeting I asked him to read the script and I sent it to him. I had no idea he wanted to do this movie. Then he said he wanted to do it which was crazy, it was awesome."

Jake - who stars in the film with Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga - recently revealed he wanted to get into directing instead of always appearing in front of the camera.

He said: "That's probably where the future lies for me - but I'm not going to give up the day job just yet. I'd like to see where it goes."