Jake Gyllenhaal's Broadway Play 'Constellations' Needs One of These 5 Actresses
Fine Jake Gyllenhaal, just take my heart and turn it into a puddle on the ground, why don't you! The bearded jack-of-all-trades is taking a rest from filming epic summer blockbusters, Oscar-nominated dramas, indie heartbreakers, and probably voicing a cartoon or two to take on the one thing he hasn't already done at the age of 33... Broadway! No, he won't be pulling a Hugh Jackman and heel-hick his way down 42nd street. Rather, he'll be taking the lead role in Nick Payne's critically-lauded Constellations . The play made its debut in 2012 at London's prestigious Royal Court Theatre and then transferred to the West End, where it won The Evening Standard's award for Best Play.
Constellations is a boy-meets-girl sort of story that's told through a dizzying lens of quantum physics. Gyllenhaal will play Roland, a bee-keeper who falls madly in love with Marianne, a physicist. Based on the simple premise of two people meeting and falling in love with each other, the play shows us their first encounter in different perspectives and scenarios, all the while exploring fate and depths of desires. At 70-minutes long, it will manage to melt your heart at the speed of Downton Abbey.
Gyllenhaal is cast in the lead male role and Constellations also has its original director Michael Longhurt on board to bring this short and sweet play to the American Stage, but who will play Marianne? It's yet to be announced, but we've got a few ideas up our sleeves as to who could compliment Gyllenhaal's rugged sensitivity.
Much like Gyllenhaal, she's taken on roles that vary from action adventures to wrenching melodramas. I'd love to see their sort of chemistry live.
They may not have been each other's love interests in Brokeback Mountain, but the weight they both carried in their respective roles was unforgettable. It'd be incredible to see them reunite on-stage in such a sweet and endearing story.
Her laid-back and sarcastic vibe could help keep Constellations from being too saccharine. She also graduated from Harvard, so that whole being a physicist thing is really believable.
Suffice it to say, we'd see almost anything she starred in.
She's already got the chops to star on Broadway after taking on Chicago on the West End. Her sweetness, intelligence, and fearlessness would make her a brilliant counterpart in Constellations.