Saturday, November 20, 2010
Source Code and Sandwiches
That's probably how Jake Gyllenhaal feels after this long stretch of promotion for Love & Other Drugs. Apparently, the producers of Source Code thought we needed some variety in our Jake news, so they unleashed the film's first trailer. On a Friday night. (Let's hope this isn't a harbinger of their marketing strategy!) But let's get to the good stuff:
It's looks like a tense, mysterious adventure. What's happening? What is real? How does all this work? And why does Vera Farmiga look like a flight attendant? All mysteries to be solved in April. Oh, and Jake looks fantastic.
Reaction around the web seems mostly positive. It will be fun to see what other surprises the SC folks have in store.
Jake made another hilarious appearance on Jimmy Fallon's show. With the traditional musical number:
And bonus footage of Jake and Jimmy during the commercial. They discuss Acting!
The NY Times interviews Ed Zwick, with input from Jake and Anne: It's the Relationships, Stupid!:
He compared the endeavor to the salto mortale, the 19th-century Italian circus act in which acrobats flew through a ring of fire into what they hoped would be a pair of hands on the other side. “I was asking them to make that leap,” Mr. Zwick said of his stars. “We were either in this together, the three of us, or not.” ...
By the end of the shoot they had “become pretty intimate” Mr. Gyllenhaal said, referring to the three-way chemistry among himself, Ms. Hathaway and Mr. Zwick. It’s similar, he noted, to what he finds in some of his favorite films: “There’s something about the chemistry between the two characters, but in the case of Billy Wilder, or James Brooks or Cameron Crowe, you feel the chemistry with the director too. It was all three of us in there.”
(Gorgeous screen caps courtesy of IHJ.)