Now that Jake Gyllenhaal has scratched his superhero itch with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, he can move on to movies that actually matter. He headlines Duncan Jones’ latest film Source Code, a thriller that co-stars Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga. The first photo from the movie appears in Empire Magazine, and we’ve found a scan of it courtesy of Wet Dark and Wild. Check out what Jake is holding in his other hand below…

Source Code is a time traveling thriller that centers on a soldier (Gyllenhaal) who, as part of an experimental government program to investigate a terrorist incident, finds himself in the body of an unknown commuter living and reliving a harrowing train bombing until he can find out who is responsible for it. Farmiga plays a hands-on communications officer controlling Gyllenhaal as he travels through time, and Monaghan is a fellow passenger and his love interest.

This story sounds intriguing and terrifying at the same time. Talk about the Groundhog Day from hell! Who wants to relive a bombing over and over again?

Source Code is slated to hit theaters on March 11, 2011.

What do you think of Gyllenhaal in Source Code? Are you interested in seeing the film?