Big news that Jake Gyllenhaal left his long-time agency, CAA< and has moved to WME. Let's hope this is the beginning of a successful partnership, leading Jake to great roles in great films.
Jake has done some big films, and this old interview of him on Jonathan Ross resurfaced. From The Day After Tomorrow promotion:
Someone sent me this a while back: behind the-scenes footage from TDAT, including Jake and Emmy Rossum's screen test kiss. Grainy but fun.
In a very different potential role, Jake apparently almost starred in a movie called "Seventh Heaven." Nope, not a movie version of the TV shown thankfully. But a romantic comedy:
Why did you move on to writing books instead of screenplays?
Ninety-five percent of scripts that are bought don’t get made. A script of mine, called Seventh Heaven, was bought by Miramax after this bidding war. It’s been in pre-production about three times. It’s had every director you’ve ever heard of. The first one, John Madden, assembled an incredible cast with Jake Gyllenhaal and Judy Dench. It was about to start filming and it collapsed. Over eight years this happened about five times. You end up working uncredited as a ghostwriter. You get paid but you don’t get credit.
And here's a description:
Over time I taught myself to write. My first proper piece of writing was a film script called Seventh Heaven, which I sold to Miramax film company. It is a story about a young man in 1820 who convinces his community that the world is about to end, due to a collision of the stars. He is hoping that the girl he has fallen in love with, thinking she only has two weeks to live, will marry him. I am hoping that the film will be made in the next couple of years.
I wonder how many movies Jake almost made or would like to have made and what kind of movies he'll make with a new team in place.