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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in ‘The Division’ Movie

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in ‘The Division’ Movie

Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly attached to star in a film adaptation of the hit Ubisoft video game “Tom Clancy’s The Division.”

According to Variety, the actor is also on board to produce. The search is under way for a writer.

Launching in March, the third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City following a smallpox pandemic, where the player is cast as an agent with the Strategic Homeland Division — aka “The Division” — assigned to rebuild the agency’s operations in Manhattan, investigate the nature of the outbreak and combat criminal activity. Sales of “The Division” reportedly surpassed $330 million in its first five days of release.

Ubisoft, whose “Assassin’s Creed” adaptation arrives in December, also has “Splinter Cell,” “Ghost Recon” and “Watch Dogs” in various stages of development.

Gyllenhaal is, of course, no stranger to video game adaptations or Ubisoft: He starred in 2010’s “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.”

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