Here is the news according to Variety:
'Before directing Hugh Jackman in "Prisoners," Denis Villeneuve will helm the indie "An Enemy" with Jake Gyllenhaal in negotiations to star. Javier Gullón is penning the adaptation based on the novel "The Double" by Jose Saramago. The story revolves around a dysfunctional history teacher who accidentally discovers his exact double on a rented DVD, seeks him out and ends up turning both of their lives upside down.
Niv Fichman of Rhombus Media will produce along with Miguel Angel Faura of Roxbury Pictures, in association with Mecanismo Films in Madrid. Alliance Films will distribute in Canada and Pathé in the U.K. and France. Pathé will also handle international sales.
Villeneuve will likely shoot "Enemy" before "Prisoners" as Jackman is now busy filming Universal's "Les Miserables." Gyllenhaal would play two roles in the film, described by sources as "dark and edgy."'
Reading between the lines, this would suggest an early filming date, supported by Jake not being able to fit in Motor City.
We may have had fewer films of late but at least there's a good chance that they'll have more Jakes in them. I really like the sound of this one.
Picture of 'dark and edgy' Jake thanks to IHJ.
My review of John Carter is now up at MovieBrit