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Jake Gyllenhaal likes hard to love characters

Jake Gyllenhaal likes hard to love characters

Sep 24 2013, 12:12am CDT | by Bang Movies

Jake Gyllenhaal likes to play hard to love characters. The 32-year-old actor - who is known for taking on complex roles - admits he is always attracted to a part that has a hidden depth, like his...

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Jake Gyllenhaal likes hard to love characters

Sep 24 2013, 12:12am CDT | by Bang Movies

Jake Gyllenhaal likes to play hard to love characters.

The 32-year-old actor - who is known for taking on complex roles - admits he is always attracted to a part that has a hidden depth, like his latest Detective Loki, in 'Prisoners' because he likes something that he can get his teeth into.

Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, he said: ''I look for something in the story that offers love in a more complicated way. I don't look for darkness, whatever that means, but in my mind, darkness acknowledges great light too. I think when it comes to a character, I'm moved by folk that I might struggle to love at first; characters that I have to do enough research on and think enough about to be able to really fall in love with them. Recently, in particular, that's what's been happening. I love Detective Loki. I found it hard to let him go.''

The hunky star also spends a great deal of time researching his roles - watching 100 hours of footage of police interrogation for a three minute scene in 'Prisoners' - and even pushes his brain to the ''point of exhaustion''.

He explained: ''I don't think my approach to acting is all necessarily in service of the character. I think, selfishly, I've put it in service of myself, my perspective on the world and helping my life. I have an overactive brain and as a result of that, I can really get in my own mind. So I like to try and exercise it to the point of exhaustion. I think I took all the work from research but I used it therapeutically, too, in a strange way. I realised with that type of research how much it changed my life and what a wonderful thing the job of acting is, in that it can give you perspective on the fact that what you do really isn't that important at all.''

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Nightcrawler Trailer Stalks Online

Jul 24 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Empire Online

The city shines brightest at night...Clearly deciding that the acting lark’s old hat, Jake Gyllenhaal has decided to get a new job in the exciting, fast-paced world of crime journalism… All right, so it’s actually just his scarily focused main character in writer Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut, Nightcrawler. The first trailer for the film has arrived courtesy of the Huffington Post. Gyllenhaal, here, is Lou Bloom, a young man desperate for a ...
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‘Southpaw’ Adds Ex-Champ Victor Ortiz To ‘Southpaw’ Cast

Jun 17 2014 12:17pm CDT | Source: Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company and director Antoine Fuqua have added a little ring credibility to their boxing pic Southpaw. Former World Welterweight Champion Boxer-turned actor Victor Ortiz has been added to a cast that has Jake Gyllenhaal starring with Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker. Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter wrote the script. Ortiz signed on to portray Ramone, a flyweight kid from the street ...
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Jun 10 2014 1:42pm CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has acquired North American and UK distribution rights to The Choice, an adaptation of the 2007 Nicholas Sparks novel that has a script by Bryan Sipe, with Sparks, Theresa Park and Peter Safran producing. Production begins in the fall. The deal, which began percolating during the Cannes Film Festival market, is similar in construct to the deal that Paramount made for Story Of Your Life, and the $12 million deal The Weinstein Company made on The Lion. This is for ...
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Kaitlyn Dever Joins ‘The Greens Are Gone’; Miguel Gomez Cast In ‘Southpaw’; Richard Cabral Books ‘Blood Father’

Jun 6 2014 10:06pm CDT | Source: Deadline

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Kaitlyn Dever has been cast in director Peer Pedersen’s drama The Greens Are Gone. Catherine Keener stars as the matriarch of a dysfunctional family who’s pushed to her limits by the disappearance of her son (Anton Yelchin). Dever will play a bipolar teenager. Her credits include TV’s Last Man Standing and Justified and features The Spectacular Now and Short Term 12. She next appears in Men, Women & Children. Dever is repped by UTA and Felker Toczek Gellman Suddleson. Miguel G ...
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Gavin O’Conner Set to Direct ‘Massacre in the Himalayas’

Jun 3 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

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Gavin O’Connor, who made Warrior and jumped on to direct the western Jane Got a Gun when it floundered after Lynne Ramsay exited the project, has a new film. O’Connor is now set to make a film with the lurid title Massacre in the Himalayas. The action-adventure is based on the Men’s Journal story by Freddie Wilkinson, which tells of a group of mountain climbers who go through hell when attacked by extremist terrorists in Pakistan. Variety reports that Gianni Nunnari’ ...
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Josh Brolin in Talks to Join Emily Blunt in Denis Villeneuve’s SICARIO

May 30 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: Collider

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Prisoners and Enemy director Denis Villeneuve continues to put together the cast for his next film, Sicario.  The pic already has Emily Blunt set in the lead as an officer from Tuscon who travels across the border to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries in order to track down a drug lord, and now Variety reports that Josh Brolin is in talks to co-star.  The nature of Brolin’s role is unspecified, but the cast also includes Benicio Del Toro and the recently added ...
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8 weeks ago

New Screenwriter Scales ‘Cliffhanger’ Remake

May 29 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

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A “re-imagining” of Renny Harlin’s 1996 film Cliffhanger is in the works from producer Neal Moritz, and a new screenwriter has been hired to push the development forward. Joe Gazzam was given the nod to write the screenplay based on his new pitched take.  Deadline reports that StudioCanal has the rights to the remake, and that there is no domestic distributor on board just yet. The company run by Mortiz is housed at Sony, but that studio already ha ...
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8 weeks ago

Climb Toward ‘Cliffhanger’ Reboot Moving Forward; Joe Gazzam Set To Write

May 29 2014 4:44pm CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Neal Moritz and StudioCanal are ready to move forward with Cliffhanger, a re-imagining of the 1993 Renny Harlin-directed mountain climbing film that starred Sylvester Stallone. They’ve set Joe Gazzam to write the screenplay after he was among a group of screenwriters who pitched their take on a movie that still holds up as a guilty pleasure. The original was made by Carolco before that company crashe ...
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8 weeks ago

James Mangold in Talks for Joe Namath Biopic

May 29 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: Slash Film

James Mangold is looking to direct a movie about a larger-than-life figure who’s not a Marvel superhero. The Wolverine and Walk the Line helmer may be getting back into biopics with a film about Joe Namath, the legendary New York quarterback. Hit the jump for more details on the new project. According to THR, Mangold is in early talks to shoot the as-yet-unnamed biopic. The project would reunite him with his Walk the Line studio Fox 2000, as well as his 3:10 ...
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8 weeks ago

James Mangold in Talks to Direct Joe Namath Biopic

May 28 2014 9:24pm CDT | Source: Collider

Way back in 2010, we reported that James Mangold was circling a Joe Namath biopic with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star.  Since then Mangold has directed Knight and Day and The Wolverine, and may be ready to circle back: Mangold is in early talks with Fox 2000 to direct a Namath biopic.  According to THR, Michael Brandt and Derek Haas---who worked with Mangold on 3:10 to Yuma---would write the script. The report does not mention Gyllenhaal, so it's very ...
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