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Demolition trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal battles depression and loss

Another big-release starring Jake Gyllenhaal is on the way from FOX Searchlight. The studio has released the first trailer for “Demolition,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a self-destructing young-man dealing with a world that seems to be crumbling all around him.

In the film Gyllenhaal plays Davis, a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.

Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions.

Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, working off a screenplay written by Bryan Sipe. This will be Jake Gyllenhaal’s big follow-up to “Southpaw,” and his upcoming film “Everest,” the mountain exposition project also stars Elizabeth Debicki, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin.

Fans can expect to catch “Demolition” in theaters starting on April 8, 2016.