Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star alongside Rene Russo in the upcoming independent film, Nightcrawler.

Variety reports that the film will be produced by Tony Gilroy and directed by Dan Gilroy from a script which he wrote. Nightcrawler tells the tale of an ambitious man who becomes involved in the nocturnal world of LA freelance crime journalism.

This is the first time Gilroy has taken over directing duties and is better known for his writing credits having co-written The Bourne Legacy with his brother.