Ang Lee is poised to sign Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as gay lovers in his upcoming western movie Brokeback Mountain.

Adapted from a short story by The Shipping News author E ANNIE PROULX, the film tells the story of a rodeo cowboy and a ranch hand who fall in love on the plains of American states Wyoming and Texas in the 1960s.

The film marks Lee's first project since he directed Eric Benet and Jennifer Connelly in comic superhero blockbuster The Hulk.

A start date for shooting on the movie has yet to be decided.

14/01/2004 13:41