Saturday, September 12, 2009

From Pittsburgh to Persia

Since we last checked in, Jake Gyllenhaal has been in Pittsburgh establishing the comfort zone for his latest film while his latest alter ego fights serpents and villains in Persia, via Anaheim and the D23 expo.

From the accounts of the footage, Prince of Persia is richly and beautifully filmed, with a dashing hero and gorgeous design.

Here are some close-ups of the PoP costumes on display:

Note the detail on the hand. I'd know those fingers anywhere! Looks like Jake was plaster-casted...

(Thanks to a dedicated Jake fan for the PoP photos.)


UltraViolet said...

And now to Brooklyn. From twitter:

Reese Witherspoon, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaall and co, lunching at Frannys in Brooklyn. So are we.

Hope you like some of those angles on the PoP costumes - you can tell it's Jake from that back angle, because there's no ass :)

UltraViolet said...

Forgot to mention Doug Liman's new post about the perhaps-titled Moon project. Looks like things are shaping up.

Lots of good stuff there. It's interesting to hear his thoughts about this stage of the project.

Josie said...

Love all the costumes! They have a Nights of Arabia look to them.

Yeah, Jake's butt was non-existant looking at the last pap pics, he still looked good. The fingers look perfect on the model doesn't it?

UMP is shaping up, can't wait for that to hit the big screen.

Love the Brooklyn tweet!

Monica said...

UV, so good to see you here!
I was worried with you!

Great post and great photos. Thank you for all links!

Monica said...

jaredinthetrees: jake gyllenhaal has joined @pj_herring and i at Gorilla Coffee. thinking about going up to him to talk about the end of donnie darko...
about 1 hour ago from TweetDeck

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

The Pop costumes are gorgeous! I remember Suvee's descriptions and it's great to see them up close. The trailer got I great reception at the expo!

Thanks for the Moon update, love that Jake and Reese are hanging with Maggie on Brooklyn!

lawgoddess said...

Beautiful pictures, thank you. Love the hands. :)

The costumes are gorgeous, Disney is obviously sparing no expense.

Paula said...

The costumes are stunning, love all the details on them, just beautiful. The hands on the Dastan mannequin look just like Jake's.

I can't wait to see the trailer on the big screen!

Thanks for the update on the Moon movie, It sounds amazing so far.

Jake sure gets around!

UltraViolet said...

The colors and the detail are amazing. I have to go back and reread suvee's descriptions while looking at the photos.

Jake does get around, Paula. A blogger encountered him this morning in NYC:

I sang at the opening of both NY Road Runners races this morning in central park and I came back home and felt really tired. I'm not usually up at 6:30 am to wait in the rain at the park from 8-10 am (although Jake Gyllenhaal literally ran into me.. wow is he gorgeous! Lucky Reese!)

UltraViolet said...

Another PoP mini-review:

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer unveiled the 'unfinished' trailer for next Summer's "Prince of Persia". The trailer, though said to be unfinished (looked pretty good to me!), featured Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal), Tamina (Gemma Arterton), and the evil Nizam (Ben Kingsley). It looks like it could be a bit of fun - in that "Mummy" sorta-way. "Prince of Persia : Sands of Time" opens May 28,2010.

I'm ignoring the E!Onlin review.

UltraViolet said...

Triple posting here, but this is a nice quote from Maggie:

Maggie is easy company but perfectly capable of cutting off a line of enquiry if she’s not keen on going there. In the past, she’s clearly grown tired of being asked if there is a competitive edge to her relationship with Jake, her younger brother (by three years) and star of films such as Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac and The Day After Tomorrow.

During our conversation she refers to him affectionately several times. ‘He’s my brother. I love him. He’s taking a rest right now and starts working in the autumn near where we are, so we’ll see each other a lot.’

Looks like that's already happening this weekend :)

Anonymous said...

So far "E" is the only one that found POP that way.
They have that kind of how can we find put-downs to whatever we see to please our cyncial - not going to like anything even tho we haven't seen it yet - crowd.

Chica said...

If that's the reaction of the trailer at the expo and it's wasn't 100%, the trailers that will hit the theaters will be kickass!! The response online have been positive, Pop is going to be huge.

The costumes are absolutely beautiful, especially close up.

I'm really getting excited about UMP!

I have eaten at Franny's, I wonder if they are still in Brookly?

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for the updates, UV. I can see where this fantasy movie might be compared to The Mummy. The costumes are seriously impressive, almost museum quality. Very authentic looking. ( Can you imagine how it felt running around in 1000 degrees heat in Morocco with all that stuff on!)

Glad Maggie, Reese, and Jake are hanging out. I read somewhere that Peter was in Toronto to promote "An Education."

suvee said...

It's wonderful to see the PoP costumes up close like this! The design in that brown coat is actually printed.... it looked almost embossed or stitched in the pics from the style guide. Whatever, it is stunning!

Love hearing that J&R were able to spend time with Maggie. And thanks for the link to the Maggie interview, UV..... I really enjoyed reading it. I'm excited about seeing her in the next Nanny McPhee film.... I loved the first one so much.

Anonymous said...

Can see where people can have "The Mummy" to compare POP with the desert and all, but it's not "The Mummy" (i'm saying that because was not a big fan of the first one). Can tell that already.

Monica said...

The mummy 2 is a good movie. Better than the first!

E! is a gossip site. Understand nothing about movies!

Thank you for the other links!

Monica said...

Tribeca on a Sunday Morning Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal:


Chica said...

Thanks Monica, TRIBECA!! I don't live anywhere near there but I have a few friend who do.

Thanks for the link to the Maggie interview UV, a very interesting read.

Tweety said...

Gorgeous! And they don't look cheap either, the material looks rich and very detailed.

Looks like Jake and Reese are back in Brooklyn with Maggie and Peter:

SkettiKoch: I just had the best celebrity sighting ever-Both Gyllenhalls, Reese and Pete Saarsgard eating brunch at Vinegar Hill.
40 minutes ago from

I love Maggie and really enjoyed reading that interview, thanks UV and thanks Monica for the earlier pic of Jake and Reese!

I hope the UMP gets the greenlight soon, it's sounds awesome.

Tweety said...

More tweets:

streebs: Maggie and Jake Gyllenhall at Dumbo record fair and vintage clothing sale.
15 minutes ago from Tweetie

theneatguy: Just served jake jillinhall and reese witherspoon pops.
6 minutes ago from

dj_jenNYork: Saw Reese, Jake, Maggie, Peter and kids in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn. They say hello.
12 minutes ago from TwitterFon

dwheelchair: Spotted maggie and pete, jake and reese in dumbo. Man crush increased for jake.
17 minutes ago from TweetDeck

Sheba baby said...

The costumes are absolutely beautiful, just wow. Yes, I like the angles UV, LOL!!! Sounds like the trailer went over very well with the expo crowd. We should see the trailer in theaters around Christmas I hope.

Sounds like the Moon movie is coming together, i hope that they will get the budget so that that Liman's vision will make it to the big screen in tact.

I love what Maggie said about her Mom in that interview, thanks UV. When I first read that blogger account of Jake from yesterday morning, i thought that he was one of the runners!

It's hard keeping up with all the twitters, glad that Jake and Reese spent the weekend with Maggie and Peter.

Tweety said...

There are so many twets today that I won't post them all but I loved this one:

MollySchmoyd: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon at 5th ave farmers market, Park slope. Good one.
about 2 hours ago from Tweetie · Reply · View Tweet

Farmers markets are everywhere!!
I assume that Reese will be back in Philly tomorrow unless they aren't filming.

Extra said...

Prince of Persia will be seen in 3-D! Even though it wasn't filmed for 3-D. I wouldexplain why it has been reported thst it's not finished yet:

I have mixed feelings about this, I loved MVA and UP in 3-D but it seems like the studios are all jumping on the bandwagon, expecially Disney.

Love,love the costumes for Pop and in 3-D you will se every little detail. The parkour scenes will be amazing.

Love that Jake and Reese are spending time in Brooklyn with Maggieand Peter.

Extra said...

More on Prince of Persia in 3-D from the Latino review:

Most if not all of Disney's films will be in 3-D including The Bear and the Bow, Reese is doing the voice for this along with Emma Thompson!

Cathy said...

That is one I will not miss, The Bear and The Bow. :)

Great news about PoP, and the costumes are gorgeous.

Cathy said...

Forgot to add, I did recognize the hands. ;)

Monica said...

No has 3-D in my town!

Anonymous said...

The record fair is HUGE. I was going to go, but didn't!

Anonymous said...

Farmers Market? Hmmm. I bet Jake cooked something special for the family this weekend. Glad Reese and Maggie are hanging out together. That's a very good sign. :)

Extra said...

Update: Disney is not releasing Pop in 3-D:

Update: Disney says that Prince of Persia is not being released in 3D after all. The signage at the convention is inaccurate, and the on-site rep must have been misinformed.

UltraViolet said...

Lots of tweets today - you finally got a rest in the evening, tweety :)

Three new actors for Love and Other Drugs, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

Gabriel Macht, Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt have signed on to the romantic comedy that Zwick is directing for Fox. They join Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Judy Greer and Josh Gad.

The project is based on Jamie Reidy's nonfiction book "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman." Filming is scheduled to begin later this month.

Macht plays a hotshot Prozac salesman who's involved romantically with Maggie (Hathaway), a free-spirited woman with Parkinson's disease who enters into a relationship with charming Viagra salesman Jamie (Gyllenhaal).

Azaria plays an unscrupulous doctor and client of Jamie's, and Platt plays his boss, a beleaguered pharmaceutical rep desperate to boost Jamie's sales.

Melanie said...

The costume
is looking
everyone's admiring it

agent_krycek said...

Those costumes are lovely, have to say Gemma's dress is divine - I want one, although I may look a little odd wandering around north London dressed like that :D

Tweety, you do a brilliant job with the tweets, the spellings of his surname tend to be a bit 'individual' how on earth you find them I've no idea

Tweety said...

Hey Agent K!

It took me awhile to figure out all the different spellings of Jake's last name! When I first became a fan I spelled it Gyllenhall and that is the most common one, the other is Gyllenhal or Gylenhaal. Once in awhile you come across Jillinhal. I found the various spellings while searching tweets for Reese, Paul Rudd or Owen Wilson, Maggie, Peter if they are spotted together. Their names are spelled correctly in the tweets but Jake comes up if he is seen with them. Sometimes Reese's name is spelled Reece or Whitherspoon but not often.

This weekend it was obvious that both Jake and Reese were in Brooklyn with Maggie and Peter at some kind of fair and that there would be lots of tweets from vendors most likely. I found the last tweet about Maggie and Reese I posted by searching for Maggie!

Monica said...

Jake Gyllenhaal, shopping hand in hand with Reese Witherspoon, hit Madison, a boutique in Brentwood, Calif. The two were flirty while they browsed the clothes, looking for items for Witherspoon. The actress paid special attention to the ALC collection, but she left without buying anything.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

That People sighting must have been when they were both back in L.A. the first week in September since they were both in PA last week!

The Love & Drugs supporting cast is really shaping up, this is going to be a blast!!

I think Pop will be seen in 3-D IMO. I think someone goofed over the weekend and let the cat out of the bag.

And speaking of weekends, how coll was it that Jake, Reese, Maggie and Peter all hung out together!

sass said...

Morning babblers,
Fantastic posts about our favorite couple and POP. Jake looks hot and delicious.
I lost my previous post so this one is the tweets about Jake and Reese. TY UV and FL.

Chica said...

Hi Sass!!
How are you? Yes, our favorite couple were in NY over the weekend!

Aren't the costumes beautiful???

Shondra said...

I am in love with these costumes! I love the stitching, beautiful.

They do look like Jake's fingers, I have a thing for his hands, so sexy!! Gemma's gown is gorgeous.

Looks like Reese is back filming according to the tweets, glad that she spent the weekend in Brooklyn with Jake, Maggie and Peter. Thanks for keeping track Tweety!

I hope that Pop is in 3-D, can you imagine Jake in 3-D???

So glad you stopped by Sass! I have been thinking about you, hope all is well.

Thanks for the update on the Moon project movie and L&D!

Tweety said...

Just an example of the 2 differnt spellings of Jake's last name, he's still in NY:

laurmingo: Just passed jake gyllenhal... or his identical twin. 24 hrs of artist siteings...what does it all mean????
about 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry · Reply · View Tweet

yaweneep: Jake Gyllenhaal at cafe in east village with mystery girl (?). #celebsightings
about 1 hour ago from Digsby · Reply · View Tweet

Reese is back in Philly filming:

SaiSmbn: just walked by the set of an as-yet-untitled movie with Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon on Washington Square in Philly!
about 1 hour ago from mobile web · Reply · View Tweet


UltraViolet said...

Good to see you, sass. And everyone else, too.

Someone tweeted a Jake and Anne Pittsburgh sighting from Thursday. So I guess Anne was in town, as well.

Twitter said...

AtoZcomm: Forgot to note: Anne Hathaway & Jake Gyllenhaal were spotted outside Buffalo Blues in Pgh's East End Thurs. checking Steeler's score.

Extra said...

J&R sighting from Saturday in NY and a pic of Jake's butt! It looks almost like the twicpic except Reese was cut off!:

Serena Williams said...

Jake at the US Open today:

Monica said...

He's a fan of the arrogant Federer?

Anonymous said...

LOL! Peter is sitting one seat over from Jake at the tennis matches. They ID'd Bruce Willis behind Jake, and they ID'd Jake, and didn't notice Peter. Dummies! I think Peter is hot!

Serena Williams said...

IHJ has the pictures up!:

Monica said...

Peter is very hot and great actor!

Go Del Poltro!

Tweety said...

Yes, Peter is hot, hanks for the heads up on the pics. Looks like Jake had a haircut!

Dinner after the game? Sounds like one of the places he visited with Reese, Maggie and Peter:

GooseGossip: Jake Gyllenhaal! Third night in a row at the restaurant. He must LOVE me. Obviously.
8 minutes ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

Monica said...

I'm very anxious to see An Education!

Congratulations Del Poltro!

RIP Patrick said...

Patrick Swayze, one of Jake's co-stars from Donnie Darko, Dirty Dancing has passed away:

Monica said...

Oh nooo


Sheba baby said...

I know that he has been sick for awhile but still, damn.

RIP Patrick.

suvee said...

Phooey! I had a strong feeling Jake and Peter would attend one of the two finals..... so I watched the ladies' final last night, and totally forgot to check out the men's final tonight. Oh well, c'est la vie.

So sorry to hear about Patrick Swayze. Pancreatic cancer is a bitch..... I've lost a friend to it.

xtra said...

IMDB says her movie is in post production though. Has anybody actually seen Reese in Philly for sure? They said they walked by the set, that doesn't mean Reese or even Paul was there. Jake looks good though!

Monica said...

Reese in Philly:

bobbyanna said...

Patrick Swayze. How sad. He was only 57. A very brave man. RIP Patrick. I hope he realized how much all his fans cared about him.

Glad Jake is enjoying some family time in NYC.