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    Gyllenhaal is bringing Shteyngart novel to HBO

    Jake Gyllenhaal will also star in the limited series.
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    Jake Gyllenhaal will also star in the limited series.

    Jake Gyllenhaal is on his way to series TV — to HBO, to star in and executive produce a limited series.

    He is developing Gary Shteyngart’s novel “Lake Success,” with Shteyngart co-writing the series with Tom Spezialy (“The Leftovers,” “Castle Rock”). It’s about a hedge fund manager who leaves his family and goes on a cross-country bus ride to find his college girlfriend. While he’s out seeking romantic opportunity, his wife — who is raising their autistic son in New York — has a love affair of her own.

    Gyllenhaal’s sister Maggie is already on HBO, on the series “The Deuce.”

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