The film will tell the stories of the Secret Service agents assigned to protect the President and is being targeted for a November 2013 release to commemorate the leader’s assassination.

Gyllenhaal will write and direct The Kennedy Detail based on the book of the same name by former agent Gerald Blaine and journalist Lisa McCubbin.

Producer Ken Atchity said he planned to start production in late January 2013. Chi-Li Wong, Richard Ramos and Robert Sparks will also produce.