His mother and father are producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner and director Stephen Gyllenhaal.
He is also the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His mother is from a Jewish family and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, of the noble Swedish Gyllenhaal family, and English.
“We are thrilled to close out the 2017 SXSW Film Festival with such a special film as ‘Life,'” said Janet Pierson, SXSW’s director of film.
“Our audiences will love this taut space thriller’s twists and turns as well as its amazing cast.” Producers are Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bonnie Curtis, and Julie Lynn. “I’m so honored that ‘Life’ has been chosen as the closing film at South by Southwest,” Espinosa said.
According to an insider Swift, now 24, had been “saving herself for marriage” but was so smitten with Gyllenhaal, 33, that after three months of dating he convinced her to go all the way.The new photos of the two walking around in New York City has fans talking, and it certainly looked like they’re dating. In the photos, Gyllenhaal and Mara were also joined by actor Charlie Mc Dowell, who also happens to be Mara’s boyfriend.She’s been linked to Mc Dowell since 2010, according to Some claimed that Jake and Rooney looked flirty when they walked side-by-side on Saturday, June 18.“Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa, also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, and Olga Dihovichnaya.The film, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, centers on a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns to one of primal fear when they find a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.