Cumberbatch and Gyllenhaal Eye Luca Guadagnino’s Next

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jake Gyllenhaal are being lined up to co-star in ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘A Bigger Splash’ director Luca Guadagnino’s  next,  the Steven Knight-scripted thriller ‘Rio.’

Per Variety, the story centres on “a financial reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.” The film is also said to feature a “strong female lead.”

Studiocanal will back the project, with Gyllenhaal and his Nine Stories Productions partner Riva Marker producing. Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch partner Adam Ackland will co-produce.