Saturday, March 7, 2009

The prince

Have you had a tough week? I think these pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal on the Prince of Persia set might just cheer you up.




Oh, did I not mention he was shirtless? :)


Jake had a tough week, too - lunching and biking.




Hope everyone's enjoying the weekend. It's a beautiful day here - just a hint of spring!

(Photos courtesy of IHJ, as ever.)

100 comments:

office of nancy pelosi said...

Whoa! Is that a sword in you pocket Dastan or are you just happy to see me!!

What great publicity shots from Pop, perfect! He looks both sexy and a bit dangerous!

Oh yes, i am definately feeling the thaw!

paula said...

THUD!!
Oh baby, do we have to wait until 2010?? He looks amazing and not beefed up like the previous shots.

Yes, the "sword" is way distracting, LOL! I'm getting pervy thoughts!

sag actor said...

Hmmm. I'm getting more of a cover a romance novel feel to these stills than an action flick. I'm sure Disney will be leaking more pics by drips and drabs. He does lok good though but I hope we get to see some real kick-ass pics.

PS: Codpiece!

UltraViolet said...

I don't see anything romance-novel-esque about these. I hope we get lots more shots, too. Action, still, shirted, shirtless. But I don't dismiss these at all.

Jake looks great. And very princely.

Monica said...

Thanks, UV!
Why 2010 is not tomorrow?

Rosadimaggio63 said...

W UV !!!
Settimana durissima, ma la vista del corpo nudo di Jake ci fà dimenticare tutte le imprecazioni, tutte le fatiche, tutti gli scazzi !!!
Tanks so much !!! :-)

Anonymous said...

He looks hysterically funny in the hands-on-hips picture.

UltraViolet said...

So sad that some people have nothing better to do than make sad comments.

Rosa - these are magnifico, no?

And Monica, I don't know why Disney has chosen to keep us waiting for so long for this. Stupid mouse.

Anonymous said...

Wow is it just me or is it very hot in here.

Lemon said...

Oh La La...très beau.

There aren't words enough to describe. You just know that Reese makes him walk around shirtless. I know I would ;)

Narcissa said...

He does look great, esp in the top one.

gabbana said...

Wow, he looks great.

And I am happy that he does not look so "buffed up" like in the first picture we got from August....!

IMO we will get many pictures with a different feeling - some like the "badass" poster, some in a kind of relaxed athmosphere like the new ones.

chica said...

Me likes a whole lot!! What a nice surprise, i thought that we would have to wait a bit longer for a peep ( The bit in Confessions of a shopaholic doesn't count)

He is les buff here compared to last summer but i like this look better.

And yes the temperature went up in here!

suvee said...

You just know that Reese makes him walk around shirtless. I know I would ;)

Hee! Yeah, that possibly would be one of the "rules of the house" if he lived with me!

All I have to say about these photos is "Ay caramba!"..... (or whatever the ancient Persian translation of that would be.)

They most certainly made my Saturday much brighter!

sheba baby said...

I think I recoverd to finally comment: He looks sexy and every bit the Prince of Persia/Dastan!!

Oh man, I can't wait until this movie comes out!

bobbyanna said...

I'm at a complete loss for words. So I'll quote the immortal Tina Fey: "I want to go to there!"

(sigh) I hope he is enjoying the relative peace and quiet of his life right now. Savor it, Jake!

Monica said...

He is les buff here compared to last summer but i like this look better.
Much better!

So delicious!:):):)

shondra said...

I can't stop staring at these pictures,they are beyond drool worthy. He looks dreamy, and sexy and hot!

This movie is going to be kick-ass!!

lawgoddess said...

Well, I had a tough week, but seeing Dastan made me forget it. :)

Everything a prince should be. Love him!

Anonymous said...

Jake really ought to not go shirtless in close ups... he really ought to not. At least there should be some kind of warning or something.

Anonymous said...

cant believe how hot jake looks cant wait to see the movie what a nice surpise to come home to

Anonymous said...

I think something is going on. We haven't seen Reese since the news conference for Avon last week, and we have these pictures from PoP but not Jake. I bet Reese and Jake went somewhere. Maybe they are in NYC. Or San Francisco. I just feel like something is happening.

josie said...

You are right anon., these pictures should come with a warning label!!

I love the look , less beefy than when we saw him last summer. He really looks princely and sexy!!!

Too bad we have to wait until 2010, sigh.

Anon: J&R were papped last Monday and Reese was in DC on Tuesday.

Jake was papped on Thursday cycling and having breakfast/lunch with the director for Nailed on Thursday so he was seen.

Have no idea where they are now but I hope they are having some quality private time together.

office of nancy pelosi said...

Update on the Pop pics: They were pulled from j. Jared and ONTD or the post was locked.

Sites that are posting the pics are crediting IHJ. IHJ got the pics from a poster from Belgium, a girl with a Jake site.

I don't think these are official pictures from Disney. The girl either worked on the set or maybe knew someone that did.

The pics may have been test pics to see how he looked or maybe it had something to do with the reshoots he did back in January in L.A. that he was rumored to be doing which may have been CG stuff.

Huffington Post seems to be the only site that are using the pics but not crediting IHJ but they have the tags on them.

I thought that it was odd that a major studio like Disney would release stills from the movie via a fan site, I'm surprised IHj still has them up unless Jared and ONTD realized that these were probably not studio approved and decided to take them down themselves.

As Popicturegate continues, I will continue to drool over the hotness!

Monica said...
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Monica said...

Good morning, babblers!
Today is our day girls!
Happy Women's Day to all women Gyllenhaalics!!:):):)

Reminder: Yesterday was the anniversary of Peter Sarsgaard!

extra said...

Holy moly!!! Damn he is beyond hot!!!

I don't care where these came from, just give us more!

Thanks for the reminder monica, Happy women's day!!

Ps: I hope everyone remembered tose their clocks one hour ahead!!!

firstshowing said...

This is only the second batch of photos from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time that we've seen so far. The first batch hit back in August and showed Gyllenhaal, again, with his shirt off, again, with the same crazy hair and crazy lower get-up. Either way, as cool as these photos look, I really need a finish trailer to actually say that I'm as excited as I was at the beginning. I don't have a problem with Gyllenhaal, I think he's going to do a great job in this, I just want to see if they pulled off the action and the story more than anything.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/03/08/two-new-photos-of-jake-gyllenhaal-in-prince-of-persia/

UltraViolet said...

You just know that Reese makes him walk around shirtless. I know I would ;)

This cracked me up, Lemon. And you know I agree!

Not sure Reese is now, but she'll be in Berlin tomorrow. At least according to this site.

I read somewhere that she'd be in Paris on March 15 for MvA. I hope she gets to take a guest on this European jaunt :)

sheba said...

Thanks UV, all cheered up now :DD What a way to end the weekend. The pictures were put out there for us Gyllenhaalics and are totally gratuitous and I'm not complaining one little bit *big grin*. Just wish they were official shots.

I hear what you're saying though firstshowing... there needs to be a teaser trailer of some kind soon, probably like what they did to Spiderman 3 where they showed a 30 second trailer at least a year before the release of the film. Even 15 seconds will do at this stage.

I have no doubt that the acting will be superb - Jake seems able to imerse himself in his characters - I've not seen him 'pull a Brando' yet.

As no cast members are not really talking about the film much, I can only assume that a gag-order has been imposed to keep the leaks to a minimum. To be honest, I'd like to see other cast member official photographs such as Tobey, Gemma, Alfred and Ben. That will keep us and the PoP fans 'warm' until the film release.

Anonymous said...

Whenever Comic-Con is this year am sure there will be a trailer of sorts or a scene or two from the movie. Which Should include an action scene.
Last year they had just a tiny bit and that had a positive reaction.
Also they should have one of those 30 second previews for it during movies this Summer or Fall - a watch out for in May 2010.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is, if they spend half the advertising money pre-opening, for PoP as they did for Watchmen, we will see Jake every five minutes on cable looking all sexy and shirtless. At least I hope that's the footage they include.

I can't imagine going all the way to Germany then to Paris without Jake. Maybe they will spend a week between Germany and Paris to vacation.

ihj said...

Stephanie from IHJ removed the pop pics from the gallery but she still has them on the main page. I suspect that they will be removed soon.

The genie is out of the bottle, Disney suits can go to all the blogs and ask them to remove the images, but they were already seen.

I think they were caught off guard because it happened on the weekend, if it happened midweek, they would have acted more quickly.

Have to wonder about the original source though, the girl from Belgium with the jake blog. Where did she get them?

Anonymous said...

I agree with this blogger 100%.


"Two new images of Jake Gyllenhaal from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time have appeared online over at The Huffington Post. The casting of Gyllenhaal all makes sense now. The game is mostly played by males which means Disney have that demographic, so in order to get females flocking to see this action/adventure they needed to hire a good looking A-Lister (just like they hired Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom for Pirates of the Caribbean). I know your game Disney! (And it will probably work).

http://seanadamcook.org/myblog/?p=1936

UltraViolet said...

The girl who got the pics is from the Netherlands, not Belgium. At least, her site has the NL domain and she said she has a Dutch site. I don't know where everyone's getting Belgium.

Monica said...

I think Jake did an excellent job as Prince, but I still have doubts about the movie.
What month is the comic con?

ihj said...

From stephanie at IHJ:
"Sorry guys. The new set pictures were removed at the request of Disney."

I wonder if Disney will ask the Huffington post and the other blogs to remove the pics as well?? Too lat and boy were they slow!

extra said...

I think Comic con takes place in July Monica.

suvee said...

UV or FL..... I was this close to responding to the post you deleted. And I had such an eloquent and diplomatic response composed in my head!
Honestly, I'm usually immune to these occasional intrusions.....

I never had an opportunity to express my dismay that, once again, J & R were dancing (slow dancing!)...... and no one sneaked a surreptitious picture. Priorities, people!

UltraViolet said...

I had a similar post composed, suvee. But I'm tired of offering graciousness when none is given in return. It's cleaner just to ignore the hypocrites.

And yes, another sublime slow dancing moment not caught on tape. What are all these privacy nuts thinking?

Monica said...

Thank you, extra!

I'm anxious to see the first teaser trailer!

suvee said...

Since I'm not sure how often you check..... I've emailed you, UV. :)

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the heads-up, suvee. I'll check now.

Interesting article about the non-making of a movie. It sounds like it would have been a good role for Jake. Too bad it didn't work out.

bobbyanna said...

OMG. UV, I read this some years ago! Back then, I pictured Rupert Graves, but that was definitely pre-Jake. Jake would be great in this! He's really the perfect age for it.(I often tend to "cast" my fiction as I read it.)Sebastian Faulks wrote Charlotte Gray, which was made with Billy Crudup and Cate Blanchett.

He has another book that I read called Green Dolphin Street. I've already cast that as well...:) I think Green Dolphin Street would be a perfect movie for Jake, Rachel Weisz, and Paul Bettany. It's a love story.
DST has me fighting bedtime.

UltraViolet said...

I'm still awake, too, Bobbyanna! They said Jake's too old now, but I think he could do it. I would love to see him in a big, sweeping epic - one that's not based on a video game :)

This is a video report about Reese's Elle interview, with some of that Paris footage again, as well as Reese in DC last week.

bobbyanna said...

Nice video! Thanks for the links to the article and the video. I really need to try to go to sleep...:)

Noticed Jake's sneaky grin when he was asked whether they would get married. Same sneaky grin Reese had when they asked her in D.C.

shondra said...

Thanks for the link to the article and video UV. Interesting that they say that Jake was desperate for the role and campaigned for it then changed his mind! Pity, I would love to see him in this kind of sweeping drama too!!

Love the video clip, Splash seems to have a lot of J&R goodies tucked away!

If Reese is in Berlin today for MVA and will be in Paris on Saturday, I assume she will be in Europe all week, I hope she is traveling with Mr G!!!

She is scheduled to be on the tonight show on the 18th so we know that she will be back in the states next week.

bobbyanna said...

Maybe Jake walked away, because he had other projects that were ready to go, but I don't think he is too old now at all. I've read the book and looking at him lately, he looks all of 23-24 years old!

As I read the article I wondered why the Scotts, Tony and Ridley, were never approached. This is something they might have been interested in. Sam Mendes would have been a good choice, too.

I'm hoping for a sighting this weekof J&R in Germany and France.

Monica said...

Good morning, Gyllenbabble!
I found this:
New Prince Of Persia images

"If you look closely, you can also see people behind Jake, possibly working on the set, suggesting these shots are not lifted directly from the movie."

I would love to see him in a big, sweeping epic - one that's not based on a video game :)
I think in future we will see Jake in a great epic!

FluorescentLamp said...

Great article, UV. I love reading all those behind-the-scenes articles on how things get done. Or not done in this case.

From the article: Ralph Fiennes and Jake Gyllenhaal would now be too old to play the role. LOL whaaa? There's what? Like 18 years difference between Jake and Ralph? Those two names should never be in that sentence together.

Anonymous said...

Don't know if this is true,

With any luck, fans may be able to feast their eyes on Jake next week.

REESE WITHERSPOON is hitting UK shores for the premiere of Monsters vs. Aliens and hopefully she'll bring her eye candy with.


The Sun

Anonymous said...

This site says the premier is Wed 11th March.

extra said...

When I read that she would be in Berlin today and Paris on Saturday, I assumed she would stop off in the UK in between!!!

Sounds like she will be promoting the movie in the US next week.

It been getting some good buzz so far.

extra said...

I just remembered something after I read the Elle bit about Jake and Reese dancing. This is the 3rd time it's been reported: the first was Time magazine in Toronto in '07

They did it again during the Elle shoot which would be the 3rd time because months later someone posted that they danced at the APC store in NY when they were there last March!!

Anonymous said...

We haven't seen actual pictures of Jake since March 5th. So maybe they are together. Seems likely. Is the schedule Germany first, then the UK, then Paris on Saturday?

Anonymous said...

If Reese is coming over to promote a movie, I wouldn't necessarily expect Jake. They have been very circumspect about not letting the personal bleed into the professional. If they are together they will be very low key.

Gyllenbabble said...

I forgot that APC story, extra. It's a cute little quirk of theirs.

And anon, March 5th was just four days ago. It's not as if Jake's gone into hiding. Reese was scheduled to arrive in Berlin today.

This is a business trip. And yes, sadly, they usually avoid mixing business with pleasure!

Lemon said...

I don't imagine Reese hanging around Europe for long. It'll most likely be a quick stop on her promotion tour for a few places. I could be wrong, but I can't imagine her taking too much time away from the kids, especially while its still school term time.

In saying that, Easter break is coming up...

gabbana said...

I checked some german sides - Kiefer Sutherland was seen giving autographs at the airport. It was said that Reese will be there, but no sighting and no mention of Jake so far. Looks like it just will be a business trip with not much time for privacy.

I am a bit surprised that the premiere will be today - very unlikely on a monday...But the schedule is obviously very tight over in Europe. The official release date is the 2th of April in Germany.

chica said...

Reese and Kiefer, reunited!!!

They starred in a movie together called Freeway, if you haven't seen it, go run out and rent it.

They are creepy, scary good! Quite a ways from Monsters Vs Aliens!

Anonymous said...

Keifer has a reputation for being wild and drinking. I hope Reese isn't hanging around him. Especially if Jake is not with her. It would be bad for her squeaky clean reputation. The problem with these business trips is they are so hard on a relationship.

UltraViolet said...

Some pictures of Reese at the premiere on Getty. With Kiefer. Or "Jaw," as the German babelfish translation calls him!

gabbana said...

Some pictures on celebrity gossip:

Reese and Kiefer in Berlin

Reese looks good but I am starting to freeze just looking at her - with the current temperatures over here nobody would even think about going out without a warm jacket and a scarf...:-))

Yes, "Kiefer" is a very strange name to our german ears....

UltraViolet said...

Thanks, Gabbana. JustJared has the pics, too.

I really like the color of Reese's dress.

Anonymous said...

Thanks UV and Gabbana Reese looks good and she is beaming and....

bobbyanna said...

I'll bet Jake is somewhere around there, because she has that "ten feet off the ground" smile. She looks pretty. I like the color of her dress.

UltraViolet said...

I'm trying to get a look at the earrings :)

A look at some more Reese pics from Elle.

Anonymous said...

Keifer has been spotted having dinner in a restaurant after the movie, but no word of Reese.

suvee said...

Thanks gabbana and UV for the Reese in Berlin pictures. Love, love, love her dress..... that color is divine!

Can't really see her earrings very well, but couldn't help but notice her fav gold ring.

My contribution to harmless speculation:
Her ex starts filming a new movie next month in South Africa + she took the kids to Mexico for 2008 Spring Break = a romantic getaway for J & R next week, somewhere on the planet. Or not. :)

sheba baby said...

Reese looks beautiful and so happy,I can't wait until this film comes out!

bobbyanna said...

suvee, I like the way you think!!:)

Anonymous said...

More pics of Reese from Elle:


http://blogs.nypost.com/popwrap/archives/2009/03/exclusive_reese_witherspoon_elle_jake.html

I like these picstures better than he cover, i thought the third pics of her in the stripe shirt was an old pic, she loosk so young!

Love the pics of her from Berlin.

paula said...

Reese is adorable, thanks for the links!!

She may have worn those earrings last tuesday in DC at her Avon news conference,her dress style was similar, both very pretty.

UltraViolet said...

Gabbana will have to check me, but I think this story says that Reese didn't want to say where Jake was. Only, "Er chillt, er chillt" was unhelpfully translated by babelfish as "it chilled."

Not sure if she said "it's cool," "he's cool," "it's chilly" or if it's totally unrelated!

It also says that Reese and Jaw went to dinner, but the photos I've seen show only Jaw Sutherland. And no Jeffrey Cat Mountain.

Yes, I'm having fun with babelfish, why do you ask?

UltraViolet said...

Off to sleep. but this picmade me think of Agent K and Bobbyanna. She looks like she's saying, "I don't see a ring on this finger, do you?" Or, "Yes, I AM wearing the rings."

gabbana said...

Wo ihr Freund Jake Gyllenhaal (28, „Brokeback Mountain“) war, wollte sie nicht verraten. Nur so viel: „Er chillt, er chillt...“
("Chillen" is a kind of "new" in-word used here, mostly by young people)

"She did not want to tell where her friend Jake G. was, only that he is "relaxing" or "chilling out"

She also made a joke:
"I did not even had to stay on a diet for this film"

Jeffrey Cat Mountain....- *lol*

clemence said...

Does this mean he is in Germany with her???

Anonymous said...

"Does this mean he is in Germany with her???"

He might very well be.

office of nancy pelosi said...

She looks really pretty, love the dress!!!

The movie looks really funny and they have Stephen Colbert as the President!

Thanks for the translation gabanna, i'm glad to hear that he is chilling out, hopefully it's in Europe, she is due in the UK tomorrow and France on Saturday I think so maybe he is traveling with her.

agent_krycek said...

I'll try and remember to stick a tape on for the early evening news that usually covers premiers in Leciester Square - just in case, can't help on any newspaper reporting as I'm boycotting all UK newspapers at the moment

Anonymous said...

I believe Paris has fashion week at this time. But the designer of Reese has already shown. She is a lot for Nina Ricci?

extra said...

Ok, i'm slow but she is wearing two rings.

Has she always worn 2 gold bands toghether like that? I just remember the Laker pics and her wearing the other on the other hand, I think.

I think this movie is going to be big when it comes out!

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for the pic and the links, UV! So Jefferey Cat Mountain is chillin" but we don't know where?
Hah! As I said earlier, she has that "ten-feet-above-the-ground" smile, so I believe he is "in the area."

In that latest pic, it looks like she's holding up her hand to resopnd to someone about the ring. Bet they asked he, "Are you wearing a ring?" and she said, "Oh. Yeah..." That Reese! So cagey!:)

The movie is getting really positive buzz. People are saying it looks wonderful and it's really funny.

FluorescentLamp said...

Has she always worn 2 gold bands toghether like that?

Yes she has. :)

Anonymous said...

Has she always worn 2 gold bands toghether like that?

Yes she has. :)


Well since about July. :)

FluorescentLamp said...

Gosh I hate to contradict you anon...

Date of Pics: April 25, 2007

Anonymous said...

Oops sorry my bad :)

UltraViolet said...

Gabbana, thanks for the translation! Reese is still in Berlin, so you might have more articles to read. There are pics of her and Jaw at a photocall from this morning (on JustJared).

Bobbyanna, Jake Golden Halls is chilling. Jeffey Cat Mountain was out and about with the film's stars :)

Forgot this, from yesterday:

There's what? Like 18 years difference between Jake and Ralph? Those two names should never be in that sentence together.

I didn't get that, either, FL. Ralph was too old when the discussions began!

bobbyanna said...

Oops! Sorry, UV. I get less confused as the day moves along.

I feel like he's with her bcz when she was in D.C., we saw Jake out and about in LA, but we haven't seen him around the past few days.

Jeffery KATZenberg...OK...heh.

bobbyanna said...

FWIW, I think Jake is perfect for Birdsong right now. He can easily look 24 and if the character is cast too young it just won't work with the plot....IMHO. (Since I have successfully cast so many movies, I am sure they will agree with me...:)) I agree about Ralph Fiennes. Too old for it from the beginning.

josie said...

Love all the photo call pics of Reese and Kiefer, she looks beautiful.

Fiennes was too old for the part from the start, you are right bobbyanna.

Love the German translations, thanks!

Anonymous said...

i think hes there with her too im sure we will find out eventually

gabbana said...

Here is a small video of the premiere with very brief interviews with Reese and Mr. "Cat Mountain":
Stern video

"Stern" is on one of Germanys most important magazines.

The film itself was very well received by the audience and there are no real reviews yet but the buzz is very good.

Nothing about Jake so far. I could be wrong but I don´t think he is/was in Berlin.

Narcissa said...

New pics of Reese. I like this grey dress. Not many people can wear grey. Didn't care for the other though it was a nice colour.

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/03/10/reese-witherspoon-monsters-ball/

Anonymous said...

He maybe visiting in London anticipating her arrival here.

chica said...

Thanks for the link narcissa, I love the shoes!!!

Anon: I was thinking the same thing, London.

Narcissa said...

Jake's parents have sold their house:

http://realestalker.blogspot.com/2009/03/max-weinberg-goes-modern-on-mulholland.html

sheba said...

That's a blessing. I wish them both peace and hope they're in a good place now.

Well... the sun has returned to the UK therefore, HRHotness possibly may be here. Reese is looking good, a great actress that knows how to charm us.

Anonymous said...

Jake will soon be too busy. He must practice singing and dancing for the new role! :) I cannot imagine this trip she will be alone. I think he willbe seen eventually.

Australia has the premiere with another star of the movie, and also the movie of Julia Roberts is opening too in London.

Between Julia Roberts and Fashion Week in Paris, there is much going on for scheduling of all these things. Maybe Jake will be happily overlooked.

UltraViolet said...

Agent K - why are you boycotting the newspapers?

Tell us in the new post :)