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Serial Killer Thriller 'Zodiac' With Jake Gyllenhaal Has Just Dropped On Netflix

Serial Killer Thriller 'Zodiac' With Jake Gyllenhaal Has Just Dropped On Netflix

If you're looking for a terrifying thriller to sink your teeth into then we've got good news for you.

Netflix is now showing Zodiac - and we should probably drop a PSA that you won't sleep for a week after watching.

Check out the trailer below:

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Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr., the 2007 movie tells the story of the nationwide hunt for the Zodiac Killer, who is famed for having conducted multiple ruthless killings around the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Not only was the killer confirmed to have made five killings, he claimed to have murdered 37 in total, and taunted the police with letters, bloodstained clothing, and ciphers, which were mysteriously mailed to newspapers, and left for them to work out.

The case remains unsolved to this day.

The 2007 film is coming to Netflix (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
The 2007 film is coming to Netflix (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
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Directed by David Fincher (Se7en, The Social Network), the film follows the hunt for the infamous murderer, and sees Jake Gyllenhaal star as Robert Graysmith - a former political cartoonist for a San Francisco newspaper who develops a fascination with the killer's letters to the Bay Area press, in which they would often offer details of their next killing, and outline demands for the police.

Graysmith is a real person, and he wrote a hugely popular non-fiction book about the killings in 1986, upon which the film is based.

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Also starring in the movie is Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. as Paul Avery - a crime journalist who reported on the Zodiac Killer, and Mark Ruffalo, who stars as Inspector Dave Toschi, one of the key detectives working on the case.

Mark Ruffalo also stars (Credit: Paramount pictures)
Mark Ruffalo also stars (Credit: Paramount pictures)
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Supporting actors include Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch and Chloë Sevigny.

If you liked Mindhunter on Netflix, then Zodiac is certainly one for you.

The spine-tingling series, which offered an imagined look into the early days of the FBI's Behavioural Science Unit, was also produced by Fincher - so you can trust us when we sing its praises.

Oh, and if that doesn't do it for you, have you seen what Jake Gyllenhaal looked like back in 2007?

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Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Zodiac (Credit: Paramount pictures)
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Zodiac (Credit: Paramount pictures)

*Swoon*.

Movie night, anyone?

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]