This is the new Jake Gyllenhaal norm - news on not one not two but three movies today. Apparently someone at Lionsgate finally saw the "Promote Brothers" entry on the company To Do list. And not a moment too soon. The movie opens December 4th, and there's a new TV spot that many people seem to have seen Sunday night. Courtesy of Movie Web:
The official website has been uploaded with some new stills:
The promo people aren't completely clueless, as they have featured Jake's shower scene on the site:
Unfortunately, the site moves very slowly - at least in Safari. So it's a somewhat frustrating experience to navigate. But Jake is worth it. Now they just need some more material to, er, flesh it out.
You can also view two videos from the Brothers set. Sadly, neither one involves Jake. The first is a set up of Tobey in a truck; the second involves Tobey, Natalie and the kids around the dinner table.
It's always interesting to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse. Let's hope there are more of these, featuring Jake.
The was a screening of Brothers today at the Director's Guild. Not a lot of info coming out yet, but a few positive tweets:
Just saw Jim Sheridan's BROTHERS. Reeeeeally great.
Just saw "Brothers." So powerful, like "Hurt Locker."
From director Jim Sheridan:
Its about communication first and art second. You find out if it's art when you're dead."
While we look to the immediate future for Brothers, we've also gotten word that Jake is in talks to star in Source Code for director Duncan Jones.
Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in sci-fi thriller "Source Code" for Vendome Pictures and The Mark Gordon Co.
Duncan Jones will direct and Mark Gordon will produce with Vendome’s CEO Philippe Rousselet and Jordan Wynn. Production is slated to begin during the first quarter. ...
"Source Code" centers on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown commuter and is forced to live and relive a harrowing train bombing until he can determine who is responsible for it.
According to Slash Film (warning: spoilers!), In the first scene, a man named Colter - Gyllenhaal’s character - wakes up on a train headed through the New Jersey countryside. He has no idea how he got there and nobody he speaks to can offer him any clues, though he is told that, to his surprise, he has taken this train every day for the last three months.
Jones recently directed the well-received movie Moon, starring Sam Rockwell:
Jones tweeted a while back that he had a meeting with Jake:
Also had a painfully early breakfast meeting with Jake Gylenhall. A proper, truly lovely gent! Very much want to work with him.
Was a fan before meeting him, even more so afterwards
And Jones seems excited for the chance to work with Jake now:
its a good step up in budget and ambition too. Im excited to work with Jake G too. cool guy. I like him
Thanks to Carla, here's a script review for The Source. The premise sounds tense and exciting. I look forward to hearing more about it and seeing the finished product. And I hope Duncan Jones tweets his way through the production.
And a bonus for all you six-degrees of separation fans. Jake is now one degree of separation from David Bowie.
Finally, we wouldn't want to leave Prince of Persia out of the post. Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer are starting to post answers to fan questions submitted through Facebook. Nothing too exciting so far. But I think they delivered enough excitement last week that we can be patient.
(Photos courtesy of Lionsgate , IHJ. Thanks to an anonymous and very loyal Jake fan for the tip on the new Brothers material.)