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Jake Gyllenhaal heading to Mars for Life with Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson

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Sign Jake Gyllenhaal up for space. The Southpaw actor has climbed aboard the Mars mission Life alongside Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson, sources tell EW.

The movie is a sci-fi ensemble that features all three actors as the leads, according to a source close to the project.

Life comes from Safe House director Daniel Espinosa and Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The thriller will track a group of intergalactic space researchers who find life forms in a Mars sample.

Gyllenhaal was seen in both Southpaw and Everest last year. He’s set to appear next in Jean-Marc Vallée’s new drama Demolition, out April 8.

Reynolds saw tremendous success with last month’s Deadpool, which has raked in more than $679 million worldwide thus far. He begins production on The Hitman’s Bodyguard next month, and action movie co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman, and Elodie Young.

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Ferguson broke out in last summer’s Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation and will star in the big cinematic adaptation of the Paula Hawkins page-turner The Girl on the Train with Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Justin Theroux.

Variety first reported the news.