Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in HBO Limited Series 'Lake Success'


  • Jake Gyllenhaal is set to make his first foray into television with a starring role in the upcoming HBO limited series Lake Success.

  • Plot summary: A narcissistic hedge fund manager (played by Gyllenhaal) flees his family, his past and the SEC on a cross-country bus trip in search of his college girlfriend. Meanwhile, his wife embarks on an affair of her own while raising their autistic son in Manhattan.

  • The series is based on the book of the same name by Gary Shteyngart, and will be co-written and showrun by Shteyngart and Tom Spezialy. Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker's Nine Stories will executive produce the show.


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