Jake Gyllenhaal is heading to the Great White Way.
Gyllenhaal may be new to Broadway, but he does have some prior theater experience. The 33-year-old actor previously starred off-Broadway in 2012's "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet," which like "Constellations" was also written by Payne. Gyllenhaal had also starred alongside Anna Paquin in a 2002 production of "This Is Our Youth" in London.
Known primarily for his big-screen roles, Gyllenhaal has starred in films such as "Donnie Darko," "Jarhead," "Zodiac," "Source Code" and "End of Watch." He received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his turn in "Brokeback Mountain." His next feature film role will be in David O. Russell's latest comedy "Nailed," due out later this year.
Preview performances of "Constellations" will begin on Dec. 16 at the Manhattan Theater Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theater. The play will open on Jan. 13, 2015.