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Jake Gyllenhaal to make Broadway debut in Nick Payne's "Constellations"

Jake Gyllenhaal is heading to the Great White Way.

The "Prisoners" star will be making his Broadway debut this winter, according to The New York Times.

Gyllenhaal has been cast in a production of Nick Payne's "Constellations," which become a breakout hit when it made its debut on the London stage in 2012.

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.

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