Update: Photo from the NY Times:
And a new video from THR showing some more of the action from the screening.
This is an exciting week for Jake Gyllenhaal fans. His American stage debut is on Friday; last night, End of Watch had a special screening in the Hamptons. And today, we got a look at a new trailer for End of Watch:
This trailer, with credits in Spanish, differs from the previous two by showing more of the group camaraderie. But the action is still intense; the tension, palpable and the partnership, deeply felt.
Some impressions from last night's screening, via the Huffington Post:
The F-word flies by fast, furious and often from cops and criminals in Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie End of Watch, now on its way to the Toronto Film Festival. At a special preview screening at Bryan Bantry's Goose Creek on Sunday night, the dreamy-eyed star prepared the audience for extreme violence, and for another F-word: friendship. With more edge than the typical police procedural, the film left viewers -- including hosts Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant, and many guests: Bruce Weber, Bob Balaban, Chris Martin, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Katie Lee, and Beth Ostrosky Stern -- getting over the movie's devastating end with champagne and dessert."
Everything is up close and personal, from scenes of what drug cartels do with their stash and those who cross them, to frantic users who want to silence their kids, to the families of these good cops both in the LAPD, and at home, to the front seat of the squad car where Gyllenhaal's Brian Taylor in shaved head, and his Mexican partner Michel Zavala (Michael Pena) muse about marriage, their lives and loves in a tight camera frame capturing every facial nuance, and signaling End of Watch as one of best buddy movies since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, if more gruesome.
The Hollywood Reporter and Samsung Galaxy SIII sponsored the Peggy Siegal Hamptons screening; each guest received a gift: an invitation for a free phone and to sample their new white glove service. To attend and promote his film, Gyllenhaal left the dress rehearsal for his American stage debut in Nick Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, to begin previews in New York next week. Referring to his shiny full head of hair, he smiled wide, "It does grow back."
In this video from The Hollywood Reporter, Jake talks about the preparation for the role and what it's like to be tased.