Jeffrey Wright Joins Duncan Jones' “Source Code”

Jeffrey Wright has joined the sci-fi terror flick "Source Code," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by "Moon" man Duncan Jones.

"Just met with the lovely Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright. Feeling quite thrilled to have two such scorchingly good actors in Source Code!" tweeted Jones yesterday.

Wright is a great and underappreciated talent who usually makes any scene he's in at least watchable. Michelle Monaghan is also on board for Jones's second feature.

Gyllenhaal plays Colter, a soldier who awakens in the body of a commuter who is on a train that is blown up, reliving the tragedy until he can prevent it. Monaghan plays his love interest and Farmiga is in the Sigourney Weaver role of controlling Gyllenhaal as he spans space and time.

Farmiga is a hot property coming off her turn in "Up in the Air" and Monaghan is in the hotly anticipated "Due Date." Gyllenhaal sure could use a hit, because "Prince of Persia," due out in May, does not look promising.

The plot sounds like "Avatar" crossed with "Groundhog Day," so this could go either way. Despite the anemic performance of "Moon" at the box office, Jones behind the camera is a reason to believe this is a project to keep an eye on.

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