Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sweet charity

Business Week interviewed winners of celebrity charity auctions, including a woman who got to meet Jake Gyllenhaal:


Hang out backstage with Jake Gyllenhaal
Winner: Linda Boileau, political cartoonist at the State Journal, Lexington, Ky.
Site: Charitybuzz
Paid: Will not disclose


I’m a fan of Jake’s and was looking around online for what was going on with him. I knew he was doing a play, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, and came across Charitybuzz offering tickets to see it and do a meet-and-greet with him. I won, so they told me when I got to the theater I should call, and he’d come take me backstage. Jake was just wonderful. He’s so kind, not egotistical. I knew he had dogs, so I did a caricature of his dogs. He was really interested that I was a cartoonist. We went back to his dressing room and just talked, sat for about half an hour. We talked about his dogs and the play and Kentucky, where I’m from. He didn’t rush through anything. I didn’t ask him any personal questions—I didn’t want to seem goofy. I wasn’t thinking it would be hours of walking around the city or anything. He grew a really big beard for the play and had long hair, but he’s still a really nice-looking guy.

We saw the photo from the play in the fall, but it's nice to get the story behind the story.

In December, Jake participated in ICAP Charity Day:


2012 ICAP Charity Day by GyllenBabble

You can see him at about the 2'10" and 3'55" mark



In April, Jake is going to be honored for his work with Edible Schoolyard.




In November, Jake did a reading at a free performance for the military and their families:

104 comments:

UltraViolet said...

Let me know if you can't see the video. It was still processing when I first posted.

Maty said...

Thanks for the new post that other was getting rather long:)

I can't see the video I'll try my i phone sometimes I can view them there and not on my desk top.

Mary said...

Sorry thats me at 4:47 hit the wrong letter:)

Chica said...

I was able to view the video via my smartphone. Thanks UV that was fun!

Loved reading Linda's report on her meeting with Jake backstage. Curious that she referred to his "dogs" and he didn't correct her. I was thinking about Boo and I don't think he has him anymore.

Lara said...

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Anonymous said...

Nicole Liccio ‏@nicolebriannee
FUCKING JAKE GYLLENHAAL IS SITTING AT THE TABLE NEXT TO ME I'M ABOUT TO FUKING DIE
from Philadelphia ??

Ma G said...

Sarah Deihle ‏@sarahssdq
In the same restaurant as Jake Gyllenhaal right now 😍😍😍😍😍

Ma G said...

Mackenzie Gaul ‏@maackg
JAKE GYLLENHAAL IS IN DA BUILDING LADIES AND GENTS #happybirthdaytome #hyperventilating

Lara said...

Nicole Liccio‏@nicolebriannee

And that beautifully sculpted silhouette on the right is Jake Gyllenhaal. 😳😱 @ Buddakan http://instagr.am/p/V2dKtChux7/

Scott said...

"And that beautifully sculpted silhouette on the right is Jake Gyllenhaal. 😳😱 @ Buddakan http://instagr.am/p/V2dKtChux7/"

And the silhoutte on the left looks like sort of like Jason Schwartzmann.

Anonymous said...

Amanda Robinson ‏@AmandaRobinson8
Marge is about to get either me or @alexvernon17 a date with Jake Gyllenhaal because he's at the same restaurant as us right now

Anonymous said...

Facebook:
Early birthday dinner at Buddakan, seated next to Jake Gyllenhaal
......not as tall as they claim and the largest forhead I've ever seen:)

Rachel said...

And the silhoutte on the left looks like sort of like Jason Schwartzmann.

Looks more like Jason Biggs.

Scott said...

oops thanks Rachel, that's who I meant to say.

FP said...

Abbey Taylor ‏@abbeyy_roadd
My uncle is hanging out backstage at Mumford & Sons with Jake Gyllenhaal and @JonahHill #wtf #hookitupforaneice?

Now we know why Jake is in Philly :)

What a great new post UV:)

Monica said...

this story is so sweet, UV. thanks.

So, in the picture is Marcus Mumford?

Monica said...

From Facebook:

Early birthday dinner at Buddakan, seated next to Jake Gyllenhaal
......not as tall as they claim and the largest forhead I've ever seen:)

Don't ruin Jocelyn Leigh's image of him as the perfect guy. Cool that you recognized him. I could be seated next to Queen Elizabeth and be oblivious to it.

Alex noticed him first, he actually is quite good looking....if you overlook the size of his head:) As we were leaving everyone at the front of house were excitedly looking at the table. Seemed very down to earth and low key.




FP said...

Kati Butler ‏@katibutlerr13
Once again Jake Gyllenhaal is at a Mumford and sons concert!!!!!!

Monica said...

Leaving restaurant tonight Jake Gyllenhaal sitting at table next to us. And yes he looks like he does in People magazine. However my sister thinks he has a huge forehead might have been the lighting. LOL

Anonymous said...

Helenmarie Waters
Leaving restaurant tonight Jake Gyllenhaal sitting at table next to us. And yes he looks like he does in People magazine. However my sister thinks he has a huge forehead might have been the lighting. LOL

Ma G said...

Kati Butler ‏@katibutlerr13
Once again Jake Gyllenhaal is at a Mumford and sons concert!!!!!!

@patrick_rader they are backstage. I saw jake he was wearing his Red Sox hat and I saw someone tweet saying Jonah hill was backstage

Anonymous said...

I do not think he is in Philadelphia . I think he is new jersey. That is where the concert is scheduled for the noc.

FP said...

Anon All this people is in Philadelphia, and the restaurant also is in Philly.

Anonymous said...

It is also in NYC.

Buddakan is 75 9th Avenue in New York.

Scott said...

Mumford is in Jersey tonight, 2/17. Philly is not far from Jersey,though less than 2 hours by car I believe and there is probably a train? Or maybe Jake got a ride with the band as a roadie again.

Anonymous said...

But if you look on the Mumford and sons concert schedule they are playing in new jersey tonight.

FP said...

Looks like both Jake and Mumford are in Philly:

Sarah Deihle ‏@sarahssdq
Touchdown Philadelphia #whaddupp


In the same restaurant as Jake Gyllenhaal right now 😍😍😍😍😍


Head Bitches Take Philly 😏 #merica #bestfriends @allexaallexa stirmac @hilpilpaul http://instagr.am/p/V2bRQ0xQhw/

We want mumford and sons #letsgoo


Mumford and Sons 😍😍😍 #happygirl pic.twitter.com/jQwW3qIw




UltraViolet said...

Why is there always someone who claims Jake isn't where all of twitter and photographic evidence say he is?

There was a Mumford concert tonight at the Susquehanna Bank Center, which, though in Camden, New Jersey, is very closer to Philadelphia.

There is a photo of him and tweets of people who saw him at a restaurant in Philadelphia.

This isn't rocket science.

I assume that is Marcus M in the photo, though it really could be Jason Biggs.

Anonymous said...

When you look at the mumford and sons schedule it says that they are playing in new Jersy tonight not Philadelphia.

FP said...

Geez Anon:)

But Jake was!

bobbyanna said...

Camden New Jersey is about five minutes away from Philadelphia.

About five miles. : )

So it makes sense that they would be in Philly eating at Buddakan. They're very close.

UltraViolet said...

Yes, as I just explained and anyone with google and/or a map can see, the venue is close to Philadelphia and is advertised as having an eye-popping view of the Philadelphia skyline.

Also, I think the Prisoners hairdo isn't doing Jake's forehead any favors :)

FP said...

LOL:) UV Jake have a big forehead because he is soooooo clever!:)

Anonymous said...

Ok thank-you :)
I am not from the east coast. I from the state of New Mexico.

FP said...

Don't worry anon I come from Europ :)
A lot of time I don't get what is going on too:)

FP said...

Oops "Europe" lol

Scott said...

"Also, I think the Prisoners hairdo isn't doing Jake's forehead any favors :)"

lol, I have not read the book but is there a description of the detective character? I assume the haircut and possible neck art are a part of Jake's protrayal of the character.

Sometimes I think Jake makes an effort to mask those devasting good looks of his when it comes to the characters he plays.

Rachel said...

I assume that is Marcus M in the photo, though it really could be Jason Biggs.

Well now that we know he's at the Mumford show, that guy in the pic earlier is SO Marcus Mumford! C'mon, looks just like him, lol!

I assume when people post on GB they're either at their computer or on smart phone or device where you can easily pull up GOOGLE MAPS. Jeez. Camden/Philly is like NYC/Hoboken, or some other big city with another big city just across the river. Why is this so difficult to figure out?


UltraViolet said...

Oh, I think it's Marcus. I just meant, "It really could be if you didn't know it was probably Marcus" :)

I know some Hugh J fans aren't crazy about his facial hair for the movie, so maybe they are trying to downplay everyone's god looks!

UltraViolet said...

And yes, Rachel, on the google business. This isn't hard, folks!

Anonymous said...

I think it's great that Jake is there for his friends. He loves Mumford and Sons and tries to see them every chance he gets. Camden is not far from Philly at all.

I also wonder that Jake did not correct that lady when she said he had dogs. So far we've only seen him with Atticus. He didn't have boo for long. Unless he got another dog since moving to NY.

Lily

Monica said...

Why is there always someone who claims Jake isn't where all of twitter and photographic evidence say he is?
Really? ahahahahaha

I like to look at the map when I read where Jake is. Sometimes I look at the streets. haha

UV, no worse than the look of Wolverine!

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

I'm glad that we got Mumford's concert schedule cleared up! And as it was already pointed out NJ is close yo Philly.

I enjoyed reading that fana meeting with Jake and i wondered too about Boo after reading it. We haven't seen him in ages:(

bobbyanna said...

Sorry, UV, didn't read your post before I posted.

Thanks for finding that post from the cartoonist who got to meet Jake. I'm glad she had such a good experience.

Don't know what to think about Jake's hair for this movie. Slicked back is definitely not my favorite look. Hugh Jackman's beard isn't nearly as long for Prisoners as it was for Wolverine, I don't think.

UltraViolet said...

We don't know what Jake said about the dogs. If she did a drawing of both, maybe he didn't want to make her feel bad. It wasn't a long conversation, and it seems like Jake tried to learn more about her than talk about himself.

Monica, the Wolverine look is far, far worse, you're right! LOL.

This is interesting. Jake is just nine places away from the Golden Boy. I assumed RG would be in the Top 10.

Haven't read the methodology, and the data could be flawed, given that they list Nailed as Jake's next project, as if it's still active.

Sasha Hoyt said...

Thanks for that new post, UV.

Sometimes I feel really bad, you guys. All of you seem to screen the internet all day, posting updates and tweets and FB post - I have no idea how you even find them, I never find anything on FB.

All I do is come here and "steal" your information and translate it for Germany.

I hope you all know that this is highly appreciated.

FP said...

Thömäs ‏@HolyReyes
Just meet Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch) at #FatCat, #NYC. Damn! I should have asked for pic. Cool dude.

5 m ago

FP said...

Al'ona Vykydanets ‏@Alioshca
Late night pool game and marcusmumford and jakegyllenhaal are playing at the table next to us... No… http://instagr.am/p/V3acHoHYUs/

Anonymous said...

Natasha Kristian ‏@NatashaKristian
@jakegyllenhaal and @marcusmumford were playing pool right next to our table!! #lovenyc

Anonymous said...

Had an unbelievable time at the Mumford & sons concert!! Saw jake gylenhaal walking on stage before the concert started! And this was one of the best concerts I've ever been too! Sooooo amazing! :)

FP said...

Kat Tanita ‏@kattanita
Brunching next to Jake Gyllenhaal at Bubbys in TriBeCa - and yes he is just as gorgeous in person!

Ma G said...

Robert Luther ‏@Lutherboy11
There has been a Bob Ross and Jake Gyllenhaal sighting at the Yellow Deli!

Mary said...

Is there a yellow deli in NY?I googled it and it only shows 2 locations one in Vista,Ca and in in Chattanoonga,tenn so Jake is all over the place today or its a case of mistaken identity.

Monica said...
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Monica said...

The person who tweeted is from Chattanoonga.

UltraViolet said...

The Bob Ross thing is a joke/lookalike, so I assume the Jake one is, too.

Pretty quit today after an exciting night last night.

Follow up from one of the restaurant spotters last night:

Alex noticed him first, he actually is quite good looking....if you overlook the size of his head:) As we were leaving everyone at the front of house were excitedly looking at the table. Seemed very down to

Interesting story about an Ang Lee filming tradition.

Ma G said...

Maybe a case of mistaken identity or joke. I didn't see that the person who tweeted is from Chattanooga. Sorry. However, there is a Yellow Deli in Oneonta,NY.

UltraViolet said...

No need to apologize, Ma G!

I liked the Bubby's sighting. Haven't seen Jake there for a while. I love Bubby's.

Sasha Hoyt said...

Slow news day...

bobbyanna said...

Awww! I love Bubby's too! : )Noticed the poster took a photo of her blueberry pancakes...(which are delicious)but I'd rather she'd taken one of Jake. : )

Scott said...

Small rant, it's amazing how people are now just appreciating Love and Other Drugs.

UltraViolet said...

Scott, it is frustrating to see all the love for some Jake movies on twitter and wonder where it was when the movies were released! Better late than never, I guess. But on time would have been nice!

Sasha, you're welcome to "steal" Jake news anytime :) But you do much more than that! I'm glad we can all work together and cover the Jake news around the globe.

Bobbyanna, I'd love some Bubby's pancakes this morning!

Lara said...

nå mermon7 Marzena ‏@mermon7

I had 2 kiss Jake Gyllenhaal, so Iwas really nervous @InterviewMag Emmy Rossum's biggest concern at16?@RavenwoodManor http://bit.ly/VSOORy

Lara said...

gregsbenedict‏@gregsbenedict

Jake Gyllenhaal and the lead singer of Mumford and Sons just had a 2.5 minute conversation with me about my tattoo. LAIDIEZ ARE JELLY??

Laure said...

Hello again, fellow Gyllenbabblers! Love the title of the new post, UV! (bittersweet movie)
Fun video from the ICAP Charity Day. Lovely short flashes of Jake; unfortunately, no words from him (instead, too many from Reese).
I’m glad that another one of Jake’s "sweet charities" will honour him. Let’s see what the Edible Schoolyard celebration on April 15 will bring. Hopefully, more friends and family members will join him this time.

– Tied in with the theme of this post, Jake’s support of the causes he believes in:

Garcetti has picked up contributions from former Disney Chief Executive Michael Eisner, as well as newcomers to local politics Jake Gyllenhaal and Hayek, who once traveled with Garcetti on a global warming awareness mission to the South Pole.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-adv-mayor-hollywood-20130217,0,3665475.story

While WSJ, in a recent article, sarcastically raises the question: Why celebrities have become so engaged in this "rather inconsequential" mayoral race?, for Jake the honest answer is: out of loyalty to a friend. Garcetti befriended Jake (and Salma) during the 2005 Inuit Earth Day Event.
http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=606&pid=36224#top_display_media

– A recent interview with Richard Coyle, his brother in PoP (who - turns out - played Hal in the original West End stage version of "Proof"), reveals another longtime friendship:

Richard Coyle had a unique dynamic with Jake Gyllenhaal when filming 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'. The 40-year-old actor first struck up a friendship with the Hollywood heartthrob when Jake took on Richard's on-stage role in the film 'Proof' - which Richard starred in on London's West End alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in 2002 (...). "So Jake had been to see the play and we chatted. We sort of bonded over it. When we met again on 'Prince of Persia' there was a kind of dynamic of older brother, younger brother. I suppose there was a mutual respect and that already helped us together. And we have a lovely dynamic now, we still speak often."

http://www.tvguide.co.uk/storydetail.asp?id=25128&catid=2

– Along with Sophie Buhai’s crush on her childhood neighbour-turned-Hollywood-star, here’s Emmy Rossum’s endearing admission (at the recent premiere of "Beautiful Creatures", with...Viola Davis):

We asked Rossum and Davis about their biggest concerns as 16-year-olds. Davis' answer was pretty standard: "That I would never have a boyfriend."
Rossum, on the other hand, might as well have said "turning evil." "I was filming The Day After Tomorrow, it was my first big film, and I had to kiss Jake Gyllenhaal, so I was really nervous. The night before, I got a big zit and, stupidly, I picked at it, so then it was bigger and infected and had a scab over it. Jake called it my ‘third eye,'" Rossum recalled. Her 16-year-old self was crushed — "He's never going to want to kiss me now!"


http://www.interviewmagazine.com/nightlife/the-cinema-society-dior-beauty-host-a-screening-of-beautiful-creatures#/_

(Cute! :) Though, I distinctly remember a clip from the making of TDAT, with Emmy Rossum exuberantly kissing Jake at a rehearsal – UV may be of assistance...)

IHJ has pictures with Jake and Sophie at the premiere of "The Descendants", a couple of years ago:
http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/thumbnails.php?album=2037

It never ceases to amaze me that Jake still keeps in touch with his childhood friends - a movie star who’s still friends with his next door neighbour (Sophie), the kids he met in kindergarten (Adam Levine, Jason Segel), or the girlfriend from his early 20s (Jenny Lewis). And we all know he’s a constant presence at Marcus Mumford’s :) and Jay-Z’s concerts, and in their lives.

Laure said...

– Tied in with Hagen's previous link to Cineuropa, ParisMatch posted yesterday 'Festival de Cannes 2013: le temps des rumeurs'. They mention the same (possible) Canadian movies (and one interesting Mexican title), while giving a tantalizing description for 'An Enemy'.

Le Canada, lui, pourrait toujours être représenté par «Tom à la ferme» de Xavier Dolan et «An Enemy» de Denis Villeneuve avec Mélanie Laurent, Jake Gyllenhaal et Sarah Gadon. Décrit par Villeneuve comme «un thriller existentiel et érotique», il s'agit d'une adaptation du roman «L’autre comme moi», du Prix Nobel de littérature José Saramago, indique «Le Journal de Montréal». De nombreux films sud-américains sont annoncés: «Manto Acuífero» et «Chavez» des Mexicains Michael Rowe et Diego Luna (...)

http://www.parismatch.com/Culture-Match/Cinema/Actu/Festival-de-Cannes-2013-le-temps-des-rumeurs-465416/

Which means: Canada could be represented by Xavier Dolan’s «Tom à la ferme» and Denis Villeneuve’s «An Enemy» with Mélanie Laurent, Jake Gyllenhaal and Sarah Gadon. Described by Villeneuve as «an existential erotic thriller», the movie is an adaptation (.....) Several South-American films are mentioned: «Manto Acuífero» and «Chavez» by Mexican directors Michael Rowe and Diego Luna (...)

- the mentions of 'An Enemy' as a possible contender are promising; let’s hope Thierry Frémaux agrees; and if he does, (big) chances are the movie is really good.
- 'an existential erotic thriller'
I don’t remember the book being particularly erotic – but hey, if the movie turns out to be, I’m sure there’ll be no complaints ;)
- if the predictions come true, Jake’s and Michael’s new movies could be competitors.

Ma G said...

Kevin Clark
Just talked to a guy named Jake Gyllenhaal at the Optimist.. Lisa seemed to know who he was?

Hagen said...

The mentions of 'An Enemy' as a possible contender are promising; let’s hope Thierry Frémaux agrees; and if he does, (big) chances are the movie is really good.

Cannes is all about the big names in the arthouse business. There were quite a few critically panned movies which competed for the "Palme d'Or" in the past years, among them "Blindness" directed by Oscar-nominee Fernando Meirelles. I think most of all, the Cannes Film Festival would be a very good platform to market "An Enemy". The movie reportedly has a production budget of 7.985 million Euro (10.7 million US-Dollar). The marketing budgets of the various distributors will probably be rather low, so any publicity would be helpful and welcome. The line-up will be announced on April 18th.

UltraViolet said...

Hi Laure - had just been wondering about you :)

Jake does talk at the second point. Sadly, we get to hear only "Let's traaade." But it made me smile.

I loved hearing that Jake stays in touch with Richard Coyle. I watched a bit of PoP during the blizzard/power outage, and I continue to love that movie. Critics and haters, be damned.

I haven't seen that video of Jake and Emmy Rossum in a while. Not sure if it's still on the interwebs, but I'll look :)

Fingers crossed for Cannes and, more importantly, a US distributor for An Enemy.


UltraViolet said...

Don'tk now if Mississippi Grind will be shooting in April, or if Jake will actually be at this, but from FB:

11th Annual Poetry & the Creative Mind

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mario Batali, Rose Styron, National Student Poet Claire Lee, and other leading artists, scholars, and public figures will come together on one stage on April 17, 2013 at 6:30pm for an extraordinary evening celebrating the role of contemporary poetry in American culture.

Poetry & the Creative Mind helps raise critical funds for the Academy's annual programs, including National Poetry Month. Tickets for the 11th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind at Lincoln Center are now available through the Lincoln Center box office.


And Film.com did an interview with an Oscar voter. My favorite part:

Was there any nomination that you were really rooting for that ultimately didn’t come to pass?

I’d have loved to see “Ruby Sparks” get an original screenplay nod. “Cabin in the Woods” cleverly rewrote and undid every teen in peril horror movie ever made, but I guess not enough folks in the writer’s branch were thinking Oscar. Jake Gyllenhall was the best he’s ever been in “End of Watch.” Rosemarie DeWitt stole “Promised Land” and “Your Sister’s Sister.” Jack Black was honestly brilliant in “Bernie,” inhabiting that real life person’s skin as completely as Day-Lewis inhabits Lincoln. I also loved the score for “Beasts of the Southern Wild” – perfect for the film, but also truly beautiful music that’s both earthy and ethereal.

Extra said...

These pictures you posted here UV has put a smile on my face, my week has been a crapfest so far.

So glad to hear that Jake will be honored in April how awesome!

Extra said...

These pictures you posted here UV has put a smile on my face, my week has been a crapfest so far.

So glad to hear that Jake will be honored in April how awesome!

bobbyanna said...

It's hard for me to imagine how any movie starring Jake, & billed as an "erotic thriller" might have problems finding distributor.: )

I am so excited at the prospect of Cannes & TIFF.

UV, watching PoP during a blizzard beats the hell out of watching TDAT! LOL!
(((Extra)))

Lara said...

Warner Bros Pictures‏@wbpictures

Filming begins on #Prisoners starring @RealHughJackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard and Viola Davis: http://bit.ly/XwVfMn

I think it was a very good description about the movie.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130220006149/en/Filming-Begins-Alcon-Entertainment%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9CPrisoners%E2%80%9D

Lara said...

Jessica Biel has teamed up with Jake Gyllenhaal and James Marsden for David O. Russell's next film, Nailed.

http://www.popsugar.com/Jessica-Biel-Shopping-London-Pictures-28161457

Scott said...

Isn't Nailed like five years old now? I don't see that picture ever being released.

I am sad that Jake will not be at the Oscars, Anne and Michelle will be there. It looks like it will be fun this year, although I volunteered to work because I have no desire to watch. Good luck to Anne.

Lara said...

Hei Scott,

When i read the news about the movie, I was very happy about it. I totally forgot about Biel was in a movie already. Sad

I think Jake is avoid any kind of attention right now and just want piece.

Ma G said...

skyy deangelo ‏@skyysierra
OEEEEMGEEEEE! ME AND MY MOM ARE FREAKIN STAR STRUCK! JAKE GYLLENHAAL WAS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FILMING TODAY.. AHHHHH! HE JUST LEFT :O

filming 2 doors down.. & your telling me you wouldnt be excited

we were standing right across the street from the set just watching..omg it was crazy

@Precious8MyFood yaa, i tried to wait it out to get an autograph..but they're rapping now so we have to wait until tomorrow :\
@skyysierra yeah, I'm so coming with you. I mean, can I? PUHLEEEEEEEASE? *puppy dog eyes*

@Precious8MyFood lol..but ofcourse! they're filming for the rest of the week. We prob have to wait it out tho, superrr crazy over here

Monica said...

It's hard for me to imagine how any movie starring Jake, & billed as an "erotic thriller" might have problems finding distributor.: )

NC-17? I'm talking something like what happened to Shame. Shame was bought by Fox Searchlight after the screening in Toronto.

bobbyanna said...

oh, I hope not, monica. I'd rather see it get an R. That would open it up to more audiences. The NC17 rating is so restrictive. In general I think the ating ystem is silly. I understand films that are not appropriate for children, but honestly, The R & NC 17 do more harm than good.

Seems like they did Hugh Jackman's scenes without Jake in the shoot earlier and now doing Jake's without Hugh. There were photos of him in NYC with his kids earlier.

Hagen said...

"Shame" contains full frontal nudity, whereas Jake is supposed to wear a 'cock sock' in "An Enemy" (An assistant on the set wrote about preparing such a sock for Jake). I guess an R rating for "An Enemy" is likely.

Scott said...

"(An assistant on the set wrote about preparing such a sock for Jake). "

Oh boy, I would have loved to me in on those fittings.

Hagen said...

olv ‏@olv, 14h ago

#Prisoners is setting up for filming in a vacant office building in a business park in Tucker, GA

Hagen said...

Now that's exciting: The base camp for "Prisoners" today, and yet another picture (5002 North Royal Atlanta Drive, Tucker, Georgia)

Seriously, it would be nice if they showed us some pictures from the set once in a while.

Laure said...

- Thank you for your concern, UV, and excuse my delayed response(s). Because my coworker took a leave of absence, the workload is a nightmare. Ditto the stress. Hopefully next month she’ll be back.

I replayed the ICAP video, and finally heard: Let's trade!

- Thanks, Hagen, for the new "bootlegged" production pics! Not to mention the details about all sorts of fitting socks ;) They crack me up! Sock or no sock, Bobbyanna’s question still stands: how could any movie starring Jake & billed as an "erotic thriller" might have problems finding distributor? :))

With all the discussions about a possible Cannes presence, I almost forgot about "An Enemy" not having a US distributor yet. I don’t think they’re having difficulties in finding some distributor (small foreign film, yet respectable names in the cast – Gyllenhaal, Laurent, Rossellini – and a promising director). They probably want to show it first in a prestigious festival; maybe, just maybe they think there’s a chance of winning an award, or at least garner critics’ attention...

- Jake’s longtime camaraderie with Richard Coyle was a nice surprise. I wonder how many other actors, directors etc. he still keeps in touch with – understatedly, without big declarations of eternal brotherhood in People Magazine. So many things in Jake’s life seem to be built on friendship, respect and discretion.

- "Prince of Persia" to cope with the snowy winters, "The Day After Tomorrow" to cope with the long hot summers. There’s a recipe I’d like to follow!
Speaking of TDAT, I loved that video where Emmy took Jake by surprise heartily kissing him in rehearsals. He was flustered for a second, then gladly got with the program :)

- Jake is getting more and more involved in the "art meets social causes" side of his job. First Arts In The Armed Forces, Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert, now 11th Annual Poetry & The Creative Mind.
So, April 15 – Edible Schoolyard benefit, April 17 – American Poetry... Maybe April will be the start of preproduction for "Mississippi Grind", with principal photography in May...Don't know.
Come spring, things will be hectic for "all things Jake". Buckle our seatbelts and enjoy the ride!

Laure said...

Some "Prisoners" news:

http://www.newtoncitizen.com/news/2013/feb/21/prisoners-filming-closes-conyers-thoroughfare/


Filming of "Prisoners" will close Flat Shoals Road in Conyers, from Ga. Highway 138 to Parker Road, all day Saturday. The Conyers Police Department will close the road from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. while filmmakers work to film a scene that will include stunts.

"They are basically doing a scene for the movie that involves a busy intersection on a road where one of the characters is being chased and runs out of the woods into the road. (...) Stunts are involved, so there has to be a proximity that they can totally control." (...)

Hartsell said Saturday's filming will mark a short hiatus in filming in the area before crews return later this month. "They're going to finish out this weekend here and then they are going to another location," she said. "Then they are coming back again the last week of February and the first week of March over in Milstead.

Hartsell said the Conyers-Rockdale community has established a good working relationship with the filmmakers. "They really love us, and we are happy they are here," she said.



Definitely, the chase scene will involve the police, thus detective Loki (on IMDB, Jake is the only actor with a stunt double assigned).
This scene ties in with Bobbyanna’s observation: Seems like they did Hugh Jackman's scenes without Jake in the shoot earlier and now doing Jake's without Hugh.

As an aside, separating Hugh's and Jake’s scenes, while perfect for Hugh’s busy schedule, is not a stretch for this particular production. In the script (no spoilers), their characters have few scenes together, but relevant ones. They have mostly parallel storylines that collide in key moments. I expect (actually, hope) these few scenes between them to be really intense.

Anonymous said...

Hope Sonam ‏@HopeSonam
I'm that cool girl sitting three bar stools away from Jake Gyllenhaal and tweeting about it..

Sasha Hoyt said...

I'm glad we can all work together and cover the Jake news around the globe.

Me too! Thanks so much for that.

I honestly can say I met some of the nicest people and made real friends "through" Jake.
He's not only good at maintaining his own friendships, but in creating new ones. And he's not even trying. LOL

bobbyanna said...

The weather may not cooperate with the filming schedule. I see they are having a lot of rain down there. Of course, if it's all indoors it won't matter.

We are having snow. And unfortunately, I think it's heading East.: (

Ma G said...

Kaylin Bergeson

Still in awe that we ran into Jake Gyllenhaal last night in west midtown. — com Emily Breault e David Harrison.
há 2 horas próximo a Atlanta

Maisie Thompson Shut up u did not

Kaylin Bergeson yeah we did! he's filming something with hugh jackman in atlanta apparently. he was eating at the optimist downtown

bobbyanna said...

Someone on twitter said Jake was on her plane, two hours ago. She was returning to NYC/New Jersey area from a ski trip in Colorado with a layover in ATL, as nearly as I can piece it together from her tweets. So it seems he may be headed back to NYC.

Ma G said...

Alfred Custer ‏@AlfredJCusterII
Great interview today, followed by a $375 voucher for my next flight, and a 1st class ticket 2 rows in front of Jake Gyllenhaal. #goodfriday

Hagen said...

With all the discussions about a possible Cannes presence, I almost forgot about "An Enemy" not having a US distributor yet. I don’t think they’re having difficulties in finding some distributor ...

Exactly one year ago Collider reported that Open Road would distribute EoW in the U.S., six months after the movie was shot in August 2011. Maybe American distributors want to watch a mostly finished movie before they decide to acquire the distribution rights. I've no doubt that "An Enemy" will find a distributor in the U.S. sooner or later, but I'm curious to know how the distributor will handle the U.S. release.

Steven Spielberg is rumored to be the president of the Jury in Cannes (Premiere). The article mentions once again "An Enemy" as a probable candidate.

bobbyanna said...

There are all kinds of ways film rights are purchased by distributors. Sometimes,even with art house films, a distributor may negotiate a deal for several films all at once, and Enemy could be part of a package. It takes time to assemble a package that a distributor will then offer to exhibitors.

Anonymous said...

J ‏@jennyfacee

Probably the 5th time I've been in a #soulcycle class with Jake Gyllenhaal and it gets better each time

Anonymous said...

Cec-lay ‏@celerystyx

They are literally filming right by the tennis courts!! Not even a mile. Come to me Jake Gyllenhaal!!… http://instagr.am/p/WFTW5Fhpex/

bobbyanna said...

Matthew McConnaughey just won Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards for Magic Mike. No way in hell he was better than Michael Pena. Sorry.

Sag actor said...

And let mr add Bobbyanna that in what universe is Silver Linings considered an indie? What a joke.

Monica said...

in what universe is Silver Linings considered an indie?

In the universe of harvey weinstein! Good thing John Hawkes won best actor.
It's one of the best performances of the year.

Also happy for Helen Hunt.

Ma G said...

Kate Kelly
We totally walked right next to Jake Gyllenhaal!! So hot, tho Sean doesn't think so :( — com Alison McMahon e Sean McMahon em New York City.

Hagen said...

Mélanie Laurent mentions "An Enemy" in an interview with Indiewire:

You have a busy upcoming slate.

First is “Now You See Me” – it’s an action movie. Crazy cast, I can’t believe I have my name after Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg and then mine. Michael Caine too. Huge movie, French director Louis Leterrier, very, very fun to do. Not a big revolutionary movie about the resistance or something, it’s more like FBI against magicians. Which is fun sometimes to do … it’s gonna be released in June, I guess.

Then “An Enemy” – absolutely the opposite. Something very intellectual, a very complicated story from the book [by Jose Saramago] with a Canadian amazing director [“Incendies” director Denis Villeneuve], but really intense. Not really fun to do but intense and I’m sure it is gonna be something amazing.

Anonymous said...

megan autrey ‏@meganmautrey
Casual dinner with Jake Gyllenhaal. On cloud 9 rubymcfarland @ Il Buco http://instagr.am/p/WGcOk6JndN/

UltraViolet said...

Interesting comments form Melanie Laurent. From all indications, it wasn't a "fun" shoot. But I hope that will translate into a good movie.

Thanks for all the updates, Hagen. I keep waiting for the big one - a trailer. Or a release date!

UltraViolet said...

Put up a new old Oscar post. Feel free to live post. I'm off to a party but will check in :)