Naomi wants son Jake to play Danny Kaye roles

Jake Gyllenhaal with his parents Naomi Foner and Stephen Gyllenhaal, and sister Maggie, at Hollywood Moonlight Mile premiere, on 24th September 2002.

"JAKE GYLLENHAAL’s writer mother NAOMI FONER is campaigning for her son to become the new DANNY KAYE.

Screenwriter Naomi Foner was spotted out in the West Village with her granddaughter Ramona Sarsgaard, May 2007, photo
by Humberto Carreno for Startraks.

Mother and son used to watch Kaye’s movies when he was a child and Foner is always trying to convince the actor to revamp the iconic funnyman’s most famous roles.

Danny Kaye plays the trumpet in "Five Pennies".Jake Gyllenhaal playing the trumpet.

He says, “(We’d watch) Five Pennies, The Court Jester and Hans Christian Anderson… My mother was a big Danny Kaye fan and would always play me these movies. She is, in fact, the person who always calls me up and is like, ‘You should redo The Court Jester!’