Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Double Vision

The DVD release of Enemy apparently contains a "Making Of" featurette. Some excerpts here, along with passages from a Film School Rejects appreciation for A24's movie selections.

Enemy finds Jake Gyllenhaal collaborating with Denis Villeneuve for a second consecutive outing after his fine performance in the so-so Prisoners. This Jose Saramago-adapted story of an introverted professor who finds out he has a double in the form of a confident aspiring actor allows for an abstract and at-times shocking meditation on identity in the face of life’s banal cycles and drastic changes. A tense, brooding, and decidedly discomfiting film, Enemy is more reminiscent of the Gyllenhaal of Donnie Darko than the movie star he subsequently became. Yet it’s also far more grown up than Gyllenhaal’s otherwise impressive initial outings.

Unafraid of ambiguity and entrusting of its audience to deliberate over its array of idiosyncratic set pieces, Enemy’s style and narrative seem at first to produce a contradiction: the film’s crux centers on the protagonist’s literal confrontation with himself, yet the film materializes no definitive takeaways in terms of what this confrontation produces, preferring instead to give audiences a piercing, peculiar final image meant to haunt any discussions of the film.

One cannot perform ambiguity, or act out great big themes, and therein lies the brilliance of Gyllenhaal’s decisions on display here. His dual performance is remarkably (yet necessarily) specific – he imbues each character not simply with unique characteristics, but embodies them with separate worldviews – yet he is also inscrutable, his interior life assumed but notably distanced from the viewer. The result mirrors his characters’ detachment, confusion and uncertainty, but more importantly, it allows Enemy to function as the abstract fable it is.

One seemingly rote scene involves Gyllenhaal’s conversation with his mother played by Isabella Rossellini. This brief scene subtly opens up the possibility that (for the first and perhaps only time in the film) either version of Gyllenhaal could be present onscreen given the select information provided in their exchange. Gyllenhaal no doubt had an idea of which character he was portraying in this moment, but that is absent in our experience, with the necessary ambiguity this scene needs to provide the film. With Enemy, Villeneuve has taken a movie star and carefully stripped away his identity and presence by bifurcating him.

I can appreciate A24 for supporting Enemy. I just wish they had done a better job promoting it.

Here's a brief video of Isabella Rossellini discussing Enemy.

Vimeo edit:

InstantCrush: Enemy from S.Thomas on Vimeo.


UltraViolet said...

Twitter was pretty quiet today. I think they are exhausting the extras. But here are a couple of tweets:

Rachel and Jake are possibly the cutest couple I've ever seen in my life. #perfection #southpaw
3:06 PM - 23 Jun 2014

"Stop tying me up! What am I, your goddamn Christmas present?" I love when J.Gyllenhaal adlibs #southpaw #lol
10:51 PM - 23 Jun 2014

Funny comment in a story about authors and audiobooks:

Christina: I listened to The Great Gatsby this year and almost fell out of my chair when I realized the voice I was hearing belonged to Jake Gyllenhaal. His narration took a story I'd read over and over again and made it completely new. Could we just have him narrate my entire life? Because that would really work for me.

Chica said...

So glad that Enemy is being released with featurette. Shame that the film really wasn't promoted that well. I loved the film, it was quirky , weird and intense and I hope it finds a wider audience when it's released.

bobbyanna said...

Thanks UV, some good stuff here. I loved the bit about Jake improvising with himself in the last clip.

UltraViolet said...

Eager to take another look at Enemy. I am hoping there will be extras available with the iTunes download.

Hi, chica! I hope more people watch Enemy, as well. It is a polarizing flick, but I'm hoping it will win some folks over.

Copule of tweets:
Never expected to be treated so amazing by a movie cast. Nicest people ever.

My life is made because I just saw JAKE GYLLENHAAL AND RACHEL MCADAMS do a freaking movie scene what is life I love life

UltraViolet said...

jake and Rachel seen out and about in Indiana:

HOLY FUCKING SHIT...RACHEL MCADAMS AND JAKE GYLLENHAL ARE TEN FEET AWAY FROM ME./Why yes, I did make direct eye contact with both Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhal. No big deal.

I mean, I'm not saying I was👌this close to almost making out with both Jake Gyllenhaal & Rachel Mcadams tonight but I was 💁💕😍💋 #bucketlist

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachael McAdams are at @wolfiesbar @GrubsSportsBar right now. No big deal or anything. #wolfies

But who told Jake gyllenhaal and rachel mcadams to go to Wolfies? I feel for their poor misguided souls and their livers.


They were also apparently at Donatellos for dinner.

UltraViolet said...

Shoutout to #jakegyllenhaal and #RachelMcAdams A few more. No photos yet, though:

! Can't believe you were at wolfies of all places! Was too nervous to say hi though 😔


Going to wolfies and seeing Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, and standing next to their table was the hightlight of my night :D

Ken Arthurs Wolfies @kjarthurs
#jakegyllenhal #rachelmcadams thanks for coming to #wolfies spending the night here .. thanks to Fab @AsSeenAtIUP @IUPFans @157Guide

BlueJean said...

So glad for this post! And I'm not talking about Rachel... ;)

'Enemy' certainly deserves a wider audience. What can I say - love it!

Great to see the featurettes!

Monica said...

Great post. Enemy is in a few theaters in Brazil, unfortunately not in my city. I'd love to see on the big screen.

Anonymous said...

Katie Leonard ‏@KatieLenlen · 13h
"Drinking with Jake Gyllenhaal & Rachel McAdams and the rest of the cast & crew of #southpaw tonight at @wolfiesbar "

bobbyanna said...


"In bed with my #SouthPaw movie shirt, last day tomorrow! It's been a long fun productive 2 weeks!🎬… http://instagram.com/p/pszsy3GlJ5/

Maybe after today, they will take a break to change locations to somewhere else in Pittsburgh?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Southpaw crew and cast made a memorable moment for people in Indiana PA.

UltraViolet said...

Jake might already be gone:

Jake Gyllenhaal sighting. In D7 @PghDistrict7
Tweets from yesterday:

Latest time we filmed to so far...
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1:27 AM - 26 Jun 2014

But forreal though not only is jake gylenhaal even sexier In real life but damnnnn Rachael mcadams, fine as hellll! #cutecouple ❤️

UltraViolet said...

Or maybe not:

The Indiana County Court House — just a short stroll from the boyhood home of one of America’s most-admired movie stars — will itself double briefly as a movie location Friday.

The county commissioners Wednesday granted permission for actor Jake Gyllenhaal and a production crew of the new movie “Southpaw” to use the third-floor sheriff’s department as a set for the film about a boxer who fights his way to the top only to find his life falling apart around him.

Drew Nicholan, an assistant manager for site selection for Hope Films Inc., told the county commissioners that the film crew specifically wants to use the holding cell in the sheriff’s department for what will probably be a short but “critical” scene in the movie that links Gyllenhaal’s character to his daughter.

The filming will take place Friday evening after the courthouse has closed.

Twitter said...

Jake was just tryna get some vanilla swirl.. He said lookin at me boosted his mood for the day 😝😏🙈
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Anonymous said...




The Indiana filming of the movie Southpaw is scheduled to wrap up at the Kovalchick Complex today, but there will be one more scene to shoot, at a different site.

The movie’s star, Jake Gyllenhaal, will shoot a scene using the holding cell at the Indiana County sheriff’s office. There will be no disruption of activities at the courthouse, as the filming will take place this evening after the close of business.

Anonymous said...

"Lauren Marie Garcia ‏@LaurenMGarcia98 · 5h
Watching Jeopardy with Nicole B and all I hear is "What is Jake Gyllenhaal" and then a big loud girly screech. She was so excited"

Jake has finally made it big, an answer on Jeopardy.

Twitter said...

Are you fucking kidding me that Jake gyllenhal was at twisted jimmy and I wasn't?
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6:20 AM - 27 Jun 2014

Extra said...

I had no idea that there was a city in PA called Indiana!
The role sounds complex and I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

My copy of Enemy is on order and I hope that it does well on DVD. The film kinda disappeared when released due to poor promotion.

BlueJean said...

I'm still amazed to see how many people give 'Enemy' a (very) negative rating / review. When you want to watch (or buy) a film, one of the first things you do is to check whether or not it's a film you might be interested in, right?
It seems to me many people haven't even watched the full film before commenting on it.

Over here in The Netherlands 'Enemy' even played at a cinema near me, a 15 minute drive from where I live, which was a huge surprise! I went to see it twice, and I even considered seeing it a third time... ;)

Right now, 4 weeks after its Dutch premiere, it still plays in 9 cities across the country. I haven't got a clue how successful it is / was here, as it only plays in smaller theaters, but overall it does / did pretty well. Considering its artsyness, I mean ;)

I love 'Enemy'. Jake's acting is wonderful and so subtle. The story and the plot might not be everyone's cup of tea, but to me the role(s) of Adam & Anthony are amongst the most fascinating in Jake's career so far.

I hope he'll work with Denis Villeneuve again some time soon.

Anonymous said...


June 27, 2014

Auberle Southpaw Gala July 10

Antoine is very interested in portraying realism in his films. The important scenes in Southpaw that occur when a young character is in a group foster home will be shot at Auberle. Antoine and the actors have met with Auberle staff to garner as much realism as possible for that portion of the movie.

The movie has a major scene where light heavyweight champion Billy Hope (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) and his wife Maureen (played by Rachel McAdams) attend a black tie charity fundraiser. Antoine has offered Auberle the opportunity to make the event a real fundraiser for Auberle with our guests being part of the movie.

To accommodate the filming schedule, the black tie fundraiser will take place on the evening of Thursday July 10th and will film overnight in the ballroom of the William Penn Hotel. Guests, 18 years and older, will arrive dressed in black tie formal at a time between 4 and 6 pm and need to be available thru 6 am on July 11th. Here is your opportunity to support Auberle by attending a black tie event with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Antoine Fuqua and other celebrities and be part of a major movie event in Pittsburgh.

FP said...

Danielle Eberle ‏@danicheyeberle 6h

I'm not going to complain about anything today just because I got to see Jake Gyllenhaal shirtless in real life last night.

Anonymous said...


CARL KOLOGIE: Fascinating experience at KCAC

June 29, 2014

It will probably end up on the cutting room floor, but what the heck, it was still a fascinating and fun two weeks.
What an experience. I was there with upwards of 400 others who had visions of getting a fair share of screen time in the movie “Southpaw” that was being filmed for the past 12 days at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on Wayne Avenue.
Being an extra in a movie production may sound glamorous, but from the time you are enlisted, the casting crew warns that there will be 12 to 15 hour workdays and many hours of down time.
There was no doubt about that as extras were dismissed most days shortly after midnight, but in order to meet the schedule, the last few days of filming went into the wee hours of the morning, as late as 3:30 a.m.

It was most impressive to me, watching the celebrities at work. They also had to endure the 12-15 hour workdays and were intense and into their characters.

It was nothing for Gyllenhall — the star of the show — to cut a scene short, talk with the directors and other actors, and then start all over. He demanded perfection and it was evident that once into his character, he wanted to be the best and expected that from his counterparts.
But between scenes he displayed a keen sense of humor and a sparkling personality chatting with the crowd and those around him.

BlueJean said...


That is just fabulous to read! :) Soooo looking forward to 'Southpaw'!

Thank you, Anon.

UltraViolet said...

That was a great set report. Nice to get a little inside peak. A lot of extras/tweeters mentioned long hours. It must be tedious for all involved.

BJ, it's so cool that Enemy is still playing in the Netherlands. You're probably watching the World Cup right now instead, but it's great that your country has such good taste!

Will be interesting to see if we get any reports from that gala.

50 Cent promoting already.

FP said...


way to go 50!

UltraViolet said...

He apparently is a fight promoter. Who knew?

From someone who worked on Southpaw:

Wrapping up my two weeks working on the movie "Southpaw" in Indiana, PA.

Jake Gyllenhaal is very convincing...this is going to be a unforgettable movie.

And from last week's Wolfie's visit:

We had jake doing the wobble at the bar

Pics or it's not real

There was also this:

Yeah I got #jakegyllenhal and #rachelmcadams to dance!! :)

No pics though, lol.

BlueJean said...

"You're probably watching the World Cup right now instead"

Me? Watching the World Cup? Noooooooo! ;)

"We had jake doing the wobble at the bar"

What's the wobble? Is it a dance? :)))

Anonymous said...

"What's the wobble? Is it a dance? :)))"

There are videos are Youtube or maybe Jake just had one too many. When he drinks he just dances a la the video of him dancing with Russian women during the Prince of Persia promo tour in Russia.

FP said...

Madison Kozlowski ‏@kozlowskima 4 min

Walked into work today only to find out Jake Gyllenhaal and 50 cent are filming a movie in the office today! #starstruck

Anonymous said...

UrbanFLL @UrbanFLL
On set for the movie Southpaw! #jakegyllenhaal #50cent pic.twitter.com/z8KflueuPl
2:08 PM - 30 Jun 2014

Yung Goddess @CherokeeDiosa
First day of shooting for the movie Southpaw! So excited. Going to be a longgggg day.
7:20 AM - 30 Jun 2014

Yung Goddess @CherokeeDiosa
Dude I'm about to be on set with 50 cent and Jake Gyllenhaal, I'm so stoked! Ahhh
10:09 AM - 30 Jun 2014

Madison Kozlowski @kozlowskima
Walked into work today only to find out Jake Gyllenhaal and 50 cent are filming a movie in the office today! #starstruck
6:10 AM - 30 Jun 2014

Tori Planitzer @tplanitzer
My brother just came into my room and was all like "wanna go on the set of the jake Gyllenhaal movie?" GIDDY UP PARTNER BOOM
8:05 AM - 30 Jun 2014

Lauren Mitchell @LaaMitch
Jake Gyllenhaal is currently filming on the 13th floor in the building I work in. Am I getting any work done today? No. #MissionFindJake
Pittsburgh, PA
9:07 AM - 30 Jun 2014

Laura Saussol @21saussy
I just saw Jake Gyllenhaal outside my building at work!!!!
11:26 AM - 30 Jun 2014

Laura Saussol @21saussy
And I just met Forest Witaker!!
12:39 PM - 30 Jun 2014

Nate Payne @patenayne 1h
@21saussy where the heck are you working?!

Laura Saussol @21saussy 1h
@patenayne haha downtown Pittsburgh at the URA!!!! They were using my building to film their movie!

Nate Payne @patenayne 1h
@21saussy that's so awesome! Lucky...

Monica said...

The Fall Festival 50: Our Wishlist For The Venice, Telluride And Toronto Film Festivals

“Nightcrawler” (Dan Gilroy)
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed
Synopsis: A young man enters the dark underground world of the freelance crime journalists in Los Angeles.
Last We Heard: After “Michael Clayton,” we’re very interested in the directorial debuts of anyone in the Gilroy family, and Tony’s younger brother Dan becomes a helmer with this dark thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The film elicited a bidding war in Cannes, with Open Road beating out Focus, The Weinstein Company and others for the project, so this seems like a hot prospect. Maybe it’s mainly a commercial project, but we reckon it’ll turn up at TIFF regardless.

FP said...

Wendy Baum ‏@wbaumma 25 sec

Jake Gyllenhaal was in front of me @WholeFoodsPR and I didn't notice. Who am I kidding, I don't even know who he is# shouldwatchmoremovies

UltraViolet said...

Fingers crossed for Everest at TIFF.

Some random funny and other tweets. These Whole Food customers need to pay attention:

Jake Boxer
my google name mention alerts have been blowing up because jake gyllenhaal is in a new movie about boxing

I first know I was gay? Idk, when was the first time I laid eyes upon Jake Gyllenhaal?

JAKE GYLLENHAAL WILL BE FILMING BY MY WORK TOMORROW. Too bad he has to experience wilkinsburg. I can't wait for him to fall in love with me.

I was in Whole Foods with Jake Gyllenhaal and I missed him…

Everest set to battle Whitey Bulger.

Anonymous said...

"Fingers crossed for Everest at TIFF."

at TIFF 2015 :-)

Hopefully TIFF 2014 will be the venue for Nightcrawlers.
Which, unlike Indiewire staff, I don't think will be " a commercial project" at all. More like an indie with awards potential. This being the reason the distributors fought for it.

UltraViolet said...

Well Everest would be a surprise! But yes, I meant Nightcrawler. LOL.

I don't know if I can take another awards season where Jake is in a movie/gives a performance that everyone loves but no one awards. I just want NC to be good.

bobbyanna said...

I was looking forward to the Whitey Bulger story, UV. (Black Mass) But then I saw Johnny Depp in make up for it. Eww! Why is it so difficult for them to get the aging thing right?

I have a strong feeling that Nightcrawler will make it to TIFF.

Looks like there's much better security around the Southpaw shoot than there was for Nightcrawler or Everest. Disappointed there are no pictures, but glad in a way, too.

Anonymous said...

I think the main reason so many Nightcrawler pictures were released was to make sure the general public could see Jake's dramatic weight loss was for a movie and not some alarming health issue.

Anonymous said...

"I think the main reason so many Nightcrawler pictures were released was to make sure the general public could see Jake's dramatic weight loss was for a movie and not some alarming health issue."

There is still hope that Pittsburg will garner fan pics and tweets more so than Indiana,PA just do to Pitts size in population. The Nightcrawler pics were so numerous because it was film in Los Angeles where paps seem to outnumber the stars. I don't think those NC on the set pics were released with permission.

Anonymous said...

"I think the main reason so many Nightcrawler pictures were released was to make sure the general public could see Jake's dramatic weight loss was for a movie and not some alarming health issue."

I believe the Nightcrawler pics were so numerous because it was filmed in Los Angeles where there are probably more PAPS than the entire population of Indiana, PA.

I don't think those Nightcrawler set pictures were released with permission. Jake and his people I believe released statements stating the weight loss was for a film role.

Anonymous said...

"I think the main reason so many Nightcrawler pictures were released was to make sure the general public could see Jake's dramatic weight loss was for a movie and not some alarming health issue."

I believe the Nightcrawler pics were so numerous because it was filmed in Los Angeles where there are probably more PAPS than the entire population of Indiana, PA.

I don't think those Nightcrawler set pictures were released with permission.

Anonymous said...

You are right about there being more paps in LA. I still read a lot of comments wondering if there was something wrong with him. People that follow Jake's career, or just movie news in general, also commented from the beginning that he was making a movie but there are still those that like to be negative.

bobbyanna said...

NC pics were not released with permission, they were paparazzi pictures. This is what happens when you have a very tight budget and you are shooting scenes in public and you have what is called an open set. It can be very distracting and even disruptive for actors. It happened to some extent when Jake was filming Enemy, too. I bet after the nude photos from Everest leaked, Jake's people tightened things up for him.

bobbyanna said...

Just want to add that an open set is not secured. When Actors film in public, there's usually security in the budget.
There's a lot of expensive equipment and props on set, and even trailers get broken into, so security is needed. If it's delegated to a crew member they may not always be able to spot problems.

Fans who show up at movie sets attempt to talk to actors, and get autographs, etc. or try to grab souvenirs.

When the crew's setting up a shot, an actor might look like they aren't doing anything, but they're very focused and don't want to get distracted.

Anonymous said...

It isn't only fans. Sometimes crew members and extras take pictures. That's why they aren't letting extras take pictures on Southpaw. The pictures from Everest and Nightcrawler could've been taken by some crew who tried to sell them. It happens. The director has to set rules up. The Southpaw set seems like a tight ship.

Anonymous said...

Film Music Reporter ‏@filmmusicrep 1h
Dario Marianelli to score 'Everest' starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke & Keira Knightley. http://bit.ly/1xhO7VK

bobbyanna said...

Just found this article on twitter about Jake making sure the food truck is available for the late night shooting. Grass fed beef of course.: )


UltraViolet said...

That sounds yummy, Bobbyanna!

Another late night filming apparently. Saw a post from an extra saying that filming is expected to go until 5AM.

There's a FB fan page for Southpaw. Someone who filmed in Indiana wrote this:

This was the most exciting film I ever participated in...long hours a lot of retakes but also a lot of fun..Meeting the stars of the movie Jake was fantastic

As a boxer he really looked the part, he was in great shape, he could really throw a punch.

I was at ringside just hope it makes it to the big screen,,,,in my tux…

Anonymous said...

That pic on the FB fan page is awesome, the movie makers should steal that shot, LOL. I don't think that's Jake's back though or butt.

Thanks UV.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Thanks UV that was fun to read! I don't mind the lack of pics during the shooting of Southpaw, I want a bit of a surprise when I see the film and don't need blow by blow descriptions from extras all the time.

The FB entry was brief and didn't really give up much info imo!

Anonymous said...

"So my uncle met 50 cent, Jake Gyllenhaal and his wife, producers and gets to be in the movie they filmed in Indiana. That's pretty sweet"

Uh, when did Jake get married?

UltraViolet said...

Last year.

Do you think Jake is Desi and Rachel is Lucy?

Anonymous said...

Skye Weiss ‏@skyew92 5m
just had the great pleasure of being behind Jake Gyllenhaal in yoga class. key word: behind, and he definitely has a nice one!

Anonymous said...

"Skye Weiss ‏@skyew92 5m
just had the great pleasure of being behind Jake Gyllenhaal in yoga class. key word: behind, and he definitely has a nice one!"

She's in New York, hmmm Jake must have left PA before the 5Am shoot was finished or he just didn't sleep. If that is Jake that she saw in yoga class. Jake has so many doppelgangers but it is a holiday.

bobbyanna said...

Looks like he's back in NYC for the holiday break.

"Last year." LOL!

Yeah, I think definitely Desi & Lucy.

BlueJean said...

"Uh, when did Jake get married?"


Monica said...

Happy 4th July!

FP said...

Happy 4th July my dear friends! :)))

Chica said...

Happy July 4th!

bobbyanna said...

Hope everyone had a fun 4th of July!

UltraViolet said...

Happy 4th, everyone! Is Jake celebrating on the Vineyard again this year? From MV:

4 hr

the fact that I just sat next to like the entire Gyllenhaal family still has me in shock, goes to show there normal people too...

Mary said...

Hope everyone had a nice safe fourth of July.

UltraViolet said...


Jake Gyllenhaal pet my dog and smiled at me. JAKE GYLLENHAAL . PET MY DOG. AND SMILED AT ME.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Farmers Market, MV #roundtwo

Brr, Jake!

UltraViolet said...

I wonder where Hagen has been? Hope you're having fun, wherever you are :)

Some Nightcrawler info, not sure how reliable. Notorious Films is distributing it in Italy. Roberto Proia, GM for Notorious, spoke to Film.it about distributing the Philip Seymour Hoffman's movie "A Most Wanted Man" and other English-lNGUAGE MOVIES:

Also interesting your policy translation of titles, many of which are still in English ...
We will leave in English A Most Wanted Man, because the Italian title of the book from which it is drawn is not good cinematically. It is true some of our movies have an Italian title: Nightcrawlers will be called Jackals (Sciacalli). You will see Jake Gyllenhaal with fifteen pounds less in the role of a photojournalist who takes advantage of the tragedy to make money and end up staying too screwed. We liked then name it after that. Other titles such as Left Behind starring Nicolas Cage, will remain in English.

I think something is lost in translation in that description of NC, LOL.

From a recent story about the Notorious slate:

Thrills promise even three thrillers published in October: the apocalyptic Left Behind (October 2), where some people disappear mysteriously called from the other side before the final judgment: starring Nicolas Cage; Nightcrawler (October 16, with preview in Toronto) Jake Gyllenhaal in the role of a brave reporter who always arrives before the others at the scene of the crime, risking his life except the time he anticipates even the police; and A Most Wanted Man by Anton Corbijn, spy story from the dark atmosphere is a novel by John Le Carre, and that is also the last film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, so that for the promotion of the Italian Notorious organize a memorial dedicated actor with the participation of the entire cast, Rachel McAdams Daniel Bruhl through Willem Dafoe.

UltraViolet said...

Spoilerish Southpaw tidbit:

Commissioners approved a location agreement allowing film crews for the movie “Southpaw” to shoot a scene inside the Indiana County Courthouse. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as troubled boxing champion Billy Hope,
Filming was to take place in a cell in the sheriff's department on the third floor of the courthouse after business hours on June 27.
“This particular agreement is one regarding something that we don't have happen in Indiana County, let alone the courthouse, very often,” Ruddock said. “In fact, I don't know that we've ever had this in the courthouse. It has to do with Indiana County taking on a new role as a host (for filming a movie scene).”
The brief scene in the courthouse stars Gyllenhaal and the actress playing his character's daughter.
“It's really a story about fighting, a lot of it's fighting outside of the ring,” said Drew Nicholas, assistant manager for site selection for Hope Films Inc. “This scene is a crucial scene linking him to his daughter and the struggle that's going on in the film. It's kind of getting closer to a lower point and, as much as I would, I don't want to give too much away. I have a tendency to give away endings, so I'm just going to leave it there.”

Another Demolition/Jake mention in a story about the producers.

Hagen said...

I wonder where Hagen has been? Hope you're having fun, wherever you are :)

Hi UV and thank you! I was on vacation in Dubrovnik (Croatia). I enjoyed it a lot, but I'm already back home.

Jeremy Michael Burns ‏@JeremyMichaelB
Obtained my first speaking role while filming #SouthPaw last week, had to improv with #JakeGyllenhaal and @DominicColon #NoPressure

Rodeo FX, a Canadian visual effects company, has published a short video about their work for "Enemy". (They've done the same for "Source Code".)

Capelight Pictures, the German distributor of "Enemy", has announced that the bonus disc of the "Collector's Edition" won't be the soundtrack, but something different. (It will be released on October 10th.)

Hagen said...

On a side note: Denis Villeneuve and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the 11 directors that have been invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to join AMPAS.

bobbyanna said...

Wonder of Jake will get back to Pittsburgh in time to celebrate 50 Cents' birthday today ?

Hi, Hagen! Croatia! I've never been there, but it looks lovely! That's one of the film sets for Game of Thrones!

That list of artists who've been invited to join AMPAS had some surprises. I can't believe David Strathairn just got an invitation. He's a superb character actor and has been around for years.

Then I see they invited Chris Rock & Jason Strathan. Go figure.

Monica said...

I just recently learned that you have to be invited by an existing member to join AMPAS, like a godfather. So, I wonder if Jake was the one who invited Dennis.

Jason Strathan: probably stallone

Anonymous said...

Good article about the Luckinbill brothers (Demolition Man). Thad was on the Young and the Restless, he certainly has come a long way from being Victor Newman's son in law. I remember the 60 minutes segment on the Lost Boys of the Sudan but I don't recall a particular female helping them, it was more about the young men being left on their own to navigate the US but they has a network of people to help such as churches and social workers. The story and the boys did stick with you though.

BlueJean said...

"The German distributor of "Enemy", has announced that the bonus disc of the "Collector's Edition" won't be the soundtrack, but something different."

Thanks, Hagen & welcome back! I'll keep an eye on eBay! ;)

Tweety said...

Hope everyone had a fantastic July 4h! I saw Jersey Boys. The direction was uneven and I thought I was watching Goodfellows in the begginging but the music/songs were wonderful!

MY Enemy DVD is on the way!

Anonymous said...

TO anon at 10:27:

the project involving Jake in the lead and Luckinbill brothers as producers has nothing to do with Stallone's poor Demolition Man. It's called "Demolition" and it's about a man losing his wife who starts "demolishing" his life to find a meaning.

Anonymous said...

To anom at 9:09 AM, sorry but it was an honest mistake and I have no idea what movies Stallone has been in, he's not my cup of tea when it comes to movies. Never watched any of his movies and never will.

Hagen said...

That's one of the film sets for Game of Thrones!

I was told that Lovrijenac Castle is King's Landing in "Game of Thrones", but I haven't watched the series.

From Auberle, a Catholic agency that helps troubled children and families (spoiler alert): Antoine [Fuqua] is very interested in portraying realism in his films. The important scenes in Southpaw that occur when a young character is in a group foster home will be shot at Auberle. Antoine and the actors have met with Auberle staff to garner as much realism as possible for that portion of the movie. Antoine has become interested in our mission and our kids and has generously set up several opportunities to support our youth while he is at Auberle. We are very grateful for his support and his concern for our kids.

Here is where you come in. The movie has a major scene where light heavyweight champion Billy Hope (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) and his wife Maureen (played by Rachel McAdams) attend a black tie charity fundraiser. Antoine has offered Auberle the opportunity to make the event a real fundraiser for Auberle with our guests being part of the movie. We have a limited number of spaces so we wanted to offer this unique opportunity to our loyal supporters first. Tickets are only $50 a person and are first come, first served. You need to RSVP before tickets are sold out but no later than noon on July 9. A great chance to be part of Pittsburgh’s movie making history while supporting Auberle.

To accommodate the filming schedule, the black tie fundraiser will take place on the evening of Thursday July 10th and will film overnight in the ballroom of the William Penn Hotel. Guests, 18 years and older, will arrive dressed in black tie formal at a time between 4 and 6 pm (we will have more details closer to filming) and need to be available thru 6 am on July 11th. Here is your opportunity to support Auberle by attending a black tie event with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Antoine Fuqua and other celebrities and be part of a major movie event in Pittsburgh.

Hopefully we'll get some pictures. :-)

Hagen said...

Oops, I haven't read the thread carefully. Sorry.

Hagen said...

wilkinsburgcdc · Wilkinsburg Junior-Senior High School
Had some fun hanging around the set of #SouthPaw last week. The crew will be filming in #Wilkinsburg & #PGH all this month!

Monica said...

Self-Help Socialite ‏@SHSocialite 1h
View translation
@GetHeadstrongg Jake Gyllenhaal & Dr. Ann Beeder host Words of War supporting mental healthcare for U.S. veterans http://bit.ly/1rZyMWR

FP said...

Shelagh ‏@heyshay09 4 min

jake gyllenhaal and Rachel macadams are at meat and potatoes right now 😍

UltraViolet said...

Thanks, Monica. Great to see Jake still involved with that organization.

Hi, Tweety! Hope you enjoy Enemy. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. I know BJ will look forward to it! We should open an Enemy post now that more folks have the opportunity to see it. I have to watch it again.

Anon 9:09, we all knew what 10:27 anon meant. But you should both pick names :)

From twitter:

7 m
jake gyllenhaal and Rachel macadams are at meat and potatoes right now

UltraViolet said...

Jinx, FP :)

Anonymous said...

"sitting in the window" and no pictures?

BlueJean said...

"Hi, Tweety! Hope you enjoy Enemy. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. I know BJ will look forward to it!"

You bet! ;-)

Monica said...

"sitting in the window" and no pictures?

So it must be a fake sighting, something from a publicist, right?
But if we had photos, it would probably be staged, right?
You never win!

FP said...

LOL Monica! :)

I was about to write the same type of thing

UltraViolet said...

A FB retrospective of Jake filming in Pennsylvania. Most, if not all, are familiar, but it's a fun look back.

bobbyanna said...

(sigh) LAOD Jake looked so, so good, UV. he looked happy and he looked like he was having fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the press junket with Anne, too. Good times.

Hagen said...

Danielle Banas ‏@daniellebanas
I really can't seem to get away from film sets, can I? Too bad I'm not an extra today. #SouthPaw #Pittsburgh (pictures)

FP said...

Stephanie Kearney ‏@_stephk 2 min

Just spent my lunch creeping on Jake Gyllenhaal like a crazy person. but we DID make eye contact 😍😍😍

Chelsea ‏@ChelseaF55 13 min

Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal after Hope and I creeped into set!!!

Hi Haghen happy to see you my friend :)

sami said...

Was ist los? Man hört und sieht
nichts von Jake.Er ist wohl sehr

FP said...

Jake ‏@JDCofPGH 2 min

My boy Jake Gyllenhaal is down at the Omni William Penn right now

David Shucosky ‏@ColHapablap 15 min

Saw Jake Gyllenhaal and 50 cent downstairs filming a movie. Gonna have to track down Will Smith when he's here to demand Bad Boys 3

Sorry for the double post UV :)

Hagen said...

Hi FP! :-)

Matt Pip ‏@big_pippin
McAdams and Gyllenhaal in the Omni right now #southpaw

Justin Lung ‏@LungJustin
#southpaw selfie while waiting to film #acting #castingcall (picture)

He's probably one of the waiters at the fundraising dinner that will take place at the Omni William Penn Hotel tomorrow.

FP said...

Doug Yoho ‏@djyoho 19 min

"@hyatt_chris: Moments ago in Southpaw set. #JakeGyllenhaal pic.twitter.com/bVQSVec8Mf" @MrHerpDderp

PIC!!! :)

UltraViolet said...

Filming continued late, it seems:

7 hours ago
Oh, hey, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams making a movie in the lobby of our hotel. #TooMuchPrettiness

about an hour ago
Just spent an hour watching Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams and Fifty Cent shooting a very intense scene in the lobby of our hotel. It made me laugh when they paged, "Mr. Cent to set, please!"


It makes me nervous that 50 is in serious scenes.

Forgot to say welcome back, Hagen. And thanks, as always, for all the info and links. To you and everyone who posts.

Filming today was definitely more public, so lots more tweets. But just the one photo. Glad that guy got one!

bobbyanna said...

Yes, UV, very late.

Found this on FB:
"Finally home @430 am off set, its amazing to watch and listen to real directors and big screen actors work togeher to capture all it takes to pull together a mind blowing scene. Director antoine fuqua is the most physical director ive seen in person to date and his direction was matched by actor director jake gyllenhaal and many more including curtis jackson aka 50cent, whos the coolest most chill guy youll ever meet but as we all know can turn it up on camera. The longest day of the week for sure, but inspiring beyond words. I'm a firm believer that there's no teacher like field experience and a large number of people including myself were in the front of the class last night. — with Nick Balzer and 3 others. "

Monica said...

It makes me nervous that 50 is in serious scenes.

Same thought.

Anonymous said...

"It makes me nervous that 50 is in serious scenes."

Should not be as Mr. Jackson has gotten favorable reviews for some of his roles. TO me Fifty seems more realistic in a boxing film than Jake himself.

UltraViolet said...

He might be more realistic, but can he act? That's my point. I haven't seen him in anything.

Also? Pick a name.

Hagen said...

Apparently Mellon Square, Pittsburgh, is decorated as the area in front of the Madison Square Garden.

Danielle Banas ‏@daniellebanas 2 h
In New York Cityyyyy!!! Jk. It's only Pittsburgh. ���� #pittsburgh #movie #southpaw #newyorkcity #nyc (picture)

Qburgh ‏@Qburgh 2 h
Setting up for #mellonsquare outside Madison Square Garden. #southpaw #pittsburgh (picture)

Auberle ‏@Auberle h
We are extras in #Southpaw tonight! TY donors who r putting on ur gowns/tux's 2 help our children/families! TY Hope Films Inc.!

Hagen said...

Danielle Banas ‏@daniellebanas
Word on the street is that there's a big fight Saturday night. #moviemagic #Pittsburgh #southpaw

Billy "The Great" Hope vs. Darius Jones (Light Heavyweight Championship)

UltraViolet said...

Must be fun (or unsettling) to see your face on (fake) Madison Square Garden.

Here's another shot of the poster. And another.


Jake Gyllenhaal just winked at me so yeah...today is solid.

Anonymous said...

a flood of tweets and pics:

Tawny @tec411 1h
Turned the block and ended up in NYC. #southpaw pic.twitter.com/PlSLmBkHko

Gary Yukon ‏@GaryYukon 31m
#southpaw set on Smithfield St. Downtown Pittsburgh, not NYC pic.twitter.com/3SlU7RSqau

Jason Markus ‏@JasonMarkus14 31m
Making #movies in #Pittsburgh. #Southpaw #NYC #madisonsquaregarden #fake #movieset pic.twitter.com/MUiSOyyNX0

Maria Costa ‏@Riax3 11m
I guess my office relocated to NYC #southpaw pic.twitter.com/ldU5PPRkB1

excellent angle of Hope vs. Jones billboard
YOUR FACE ‏@PghStrangler
Sathpaw being filmed dahn tahn #southpaw pic.twitter.com/tdg9NKDuxn

UrbanFLL ‏@UrbanFLL 16m
http://ift.tt/VPUSRs New movie being filmed in Pittsburgh #southpaw #jakegyllenhaal #50cent #pittsburgh #madi... pic.twitter.com/QiOjTWibjm

Hoffmann Murtaugh ‏@HMurtaugh 13m
En route to a client meeting and we did a #doubletake. Can't wait for #southpaw to come to the big screen. pic.twitter.com/h9pj7dpYda

Anonymous said...

^Me again: Jake's looking hot and tough on the billboard. Imagine all the teasing promotional pics next year!
"Southpaw" is going to be Jake's movie, THE movie. We know he can look the part, be it a marine, cop, detective, ex-convict or boxer. Prisoners or End of Watch stand proof that he's a hell of an actor. He can bring intensity, anger and vulnerability in one scene. Southpaw is Billy Hope's story, everything revolves around him, meaning Jake may be in 99% of the scenes. 50 Cent as the promoter is only part of Billy's glory days and maybe part of the comeback fight. But there's another part of the story, maybe more challenging: the downward spiral, where Jake will play despair, guilt, booze and drug addiction, conflict with the daughter and Titus the trainer. Raw physicality (boxing scenes) + intensity (conflict scenes) + detail and subtlety (addiction scenes) could make for the best performance.

Looking closely at the billboard pics and the one from last night, I spy with my little eye....a prosthetic piece on Jake's nose. I may be totally wrong, could be the angle, but it wouldn't surprise me, he's playing a boxer after all and Jake always adds something specific to his characters.

bobbyanna said...

Funnny you should mention it, Anon. I was telling some friends recently that I was worried about that very thing ever since I saw that he would play a boxer. I HOPE it's a prosthetic, and not a real broken nose. I don't want anything to happen to that face, that nose, that jawline, etc., etc., etc. LOL!

Anonymous said...

^ No way, far from my mind! When accidents happen on set there's a lot of press. Remember Nightcrawler? Jake's hand injury became some sort of publicity for the movie. Secondly, Jake's been on Southpaw set every shooting day. A real broken nose doesn't heal quickly. I've seen pics with Jake last couple of weeks in Indiana. Blurry, but you can see his perfect nose:
Sean Zimmerman @Zimmerman4221 Jun 24
@IUP_Confessions I met both Rachel and jake. Jake is the guy in the black hoodie. Cool ass dude pic.twitter.com/dgIQVyvBsT

I was talking about - possibly - a subtle prosthetic piece at the bridge of his nose. Many boxers have had broken noses, maybe Jake decided to make his look more "authentic". Or I'm just seeing things.
Anyway, he looks hot on that billboard.

Anonymous said...

Me again: Pittsburgh is on fire with the NYC/MSG make-up and Jake's face on the marquee. People are tweeting up a storm. Funny thing is tonight they're shooting the charity gala scene, not the MSG big fight, since it's been shot last week in Indiana. Movie magic indeed.

A better version of the billboard
makes me think my eyes were deceiving me: straight nose, no prosthetic, but check out the pecs! :D

They had a Indiana wrap party last week. US Weekly's write-up is dreadful and gossipy, but the point is Jake, Rachel and the crew had fun:

If the translation is right, Jake will promote Nightcrawler in Italy:

On October 16 will be the turn for “Nightcrawler” with Jake Gyllenhaal, who will arrive in Rome to present it, as well as the cast of "A Most Wanted Man", the latest film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose memory will be honored by Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Bruhl.

Monica said...

Forest Whitaker ‏@ForestWhitaker 2m
Back 2 Pittsburgh 4 the shooting of #SouthPaw w/Jake Gyllenhaal. Play coach who tries to heal the anger of my fighter pic.twitter.com/94QkQG8bXr

Anonymous said...

^ Much love, admiration and respect for Forest Whitaker. In a see of comments from extras, Mr. Whitaker sets the record straight: Southpaw is the story of Jake's character and the trainer who tries to heal his broken soul.

Picture of Jake and Rachel last night filming a scene: http://instagram.com/p/qTuVylmncK/
Complete with a fun story about bystanders becoming extras and some details: "He's a boxer in the movie so we were supposed to be his fans on the sidewalk watching him and Rachel McAdams drive away in that car after he won his fight".

Monica said...

My brother [actor Jake Gyllenhaal] and I are closer now than we’ve ever been. We’re friends now, whereas growing up I always saw him as my little brother. My earliest memory is of him still in my mum’s huge belly. I was about three.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for the link, that was a an interesting interview with Maggie. Although I winced at the comment about Amy Adams. : )

BlueJean said...

Thanks for the link, Monica! :)

But this:

"A real connection with another person scares me. Interacting with other people, letting them see who I am, is frightening."

Jake said almost exactly the same in his Actor's Studio interview, didn't he?!
He called it "uncomfortable. To show [them] who I am, that's uncomfortable."

And Maggie and Jake seem to feel the same way about the paps, also.

Monica said...

Although I winced at the comment about Amy Adams. : )

Yeah, Amy is beautiful.

sami said...

Die Bilder welche jetzt Jake
und Rachel zeigen,sind aber schon ein paar Jahre älter.Sie stammen aus dem Jahr 2010.Gibt es keine

Monica said...


Jake and Rachel at Oscars

Anonymous said...

Another report from the set of Southpaw:


Another night in 'Southpaw'

by CARL KOLOGIE on July 13, 2014

It could only happen in the movies.
And I really can’t reveal that much about the situation, due to the confidentiality clause everyone signs, but it was a very entertaining evening.
It started with a call last week from a Murrysville friend who invited me to be an Auberle guest for an evening of filming of the movie “Southpaw” at the Weston William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.
Bob Johnson knew I had worked as an extra for two weeks when the film was being made in Indiana at the KCAC and I had secretly vowed that my movie career was over, along with the long hours involved.
But this was a little different as the production crew of “Southpaw” had approached Auberle, a faith-based Catholic agency that assists troubled children and families, and requested the use of their facility in McKeesport as a filming site.
In return, approximately 100 members of Auberle and their guests would serve as extras during the filming of the gala in the beautiful ballroom at the William Penn on Grant Street.
Suffice to say, I was much, much closer to the stars of the film that the role portrayed as an extra in Indiana.
From my seat at the table on the podium I saw several other extras who had worked at the KCAC.
The elegant ballroom was the perfect venue for dinner and dancing scenes portrayed inside a casino, and all the stars of the film were there including Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachael McAdams and rapper 50 Cent.
And even though I didn’t get back to Chestnut Street in Indiana until almost 4 a.m., it was an evening to remember.

UltraViolet said...

There were a couple of Edgartown sightings of Jake yesterday. His mother showed her film at the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival. But if he was there, he seems like he's back in Pittsburgh now:

Sooo... Jake Gyllenhaal is tots our neighbor! @Matt_Hoff79 just yelled at him to get out of our way at @WholeFoods "Sorry Jake"!

He was also seen buying running shorts in Pittsburgh on Saturday, so quick trip to MV if it happened.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for posting the set report. I'm glad that guy got another shot on set.

BJ, nice catch on the similarity between Jake and Maggie's answers. They seem very different, but I think that fear is probably universal. Hard to do and hard to talk about.

sami said...

Hallo Monica.

Vielen Dank für Deine Deine Antwort.

Hagen said...

Paste Magazine: The 25 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

#12 Enemy
The chance to portray twins or at-odds characters in a single film is catnip for actors of a certain level of ambition, though not without potential pitfalls. The impulse to chew scenery or present grand differentiation is often difficult to resist. Enemy, though, which reteams Jake Gyllenhaal with Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve (though it was actually shot before that film), finds the actor trading in similarly subdued and thoughtful tones as he did in that kidnapping drama. And, adapted from the late Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago’s 2004 novel, The Double, the film offers up more than just a meaty pair of roles for Gyllenhaal. A woozy, danger-infused rumination on identity that triggers tripwires of personal panic and awakened sexual compulsion, Enemy is like a cold glass of water to the face of cinematic formalism.

Hagen said...

Variety: "Nightcrawler(s)" (?) will open in the UK on November 14, distributed by EOne, "U.K.’s top independent distributor".

Monica said...

great news. I hope we'll have a trailer soon.

Hagen said...

I hope we'll have a trailer soon.

I hope so too, Monica.
TIFF will start announcing its program on Tuesday, July 22nd. The full program will be revealed on August 19th. Soon we'll know when "Nightcrawler" will premiere.

(The line-up of the Venice Film Festival will be announced on Thursday, July 24th, but that's certainly less likely for "Nightcrawler".)

Anonymous said...


Filming for boxing movie moves into Carrick

July 16, 2014 7:16 PM

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — New graffiti is appearing on businesses on Brownsville Road in Carrick, but this is nothing to be worried about. It was put there by film crews working on the boxing movie “Southpaw,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, 50 Cent and Lupita Nyong’o (??). The goal is to make this corner of the Pittsburgh-area look like the Bronx in New York City.
“We’ve done a lot of research with wallpaper paste,” the film’s art director, Greg Weimerskirch, said.
The crew has also added security doors and switched out some street signs. And the crew is promising to clean and freshen up paint before they move on.
That is not the only way “Southpaw” has left its mark on Pittsburgh. Last week, filmmakers transformed the former Saks Fifth Avenue building downtown into the front of Madison Square Garden. There were even New York police cars and taxi cabs.
The film is shooting in Pittsburgh through early August.

Anonymous said...

Me again: I'm guessing the ghetto scenes means they're filming Billy's downfall days. Seems they're planning a long shoot:

vanessa @vmk14 4h
@cyamaria19 ....but hey Jake Gyllenhaal is going to be on Brownsville tomorrow through next week!

Maria @cyamaria19 4h
@vmk14 Seriously!? Where at!?

vanessa @vmk14 4h
@cyamaria19 between Brentwood and Carrick

Maria @cyamaria19 4h
@vmk14 Well I just might have to go there and find him haha

vanessa @vmk14 4h
@cyamaria19 I think I am!

Maria @cyamaria19 4h
@vmk14 hopefully at least one of us will get to meet him!

vanessa ‏@vmk14 4h
@cyamaria19 hopefully! They're filming there the 17,18,21,22 and 23

Maria ‏@cyamaria19 4h
@vmk14 how did you find this out?

vanessa ‏@vmk14 4h
@cyamaria19 they sent letters out and my friend got one

From the casting agency FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Movie-Casting-PGH/423745274356291

Movie Casting PGH
July 3

July 11
WE WILL BE HAVING ANOTHER CHARITY BOXING MATCH ON THE 24th and 25th OF JULY! We will need lots of spectators!

July 13
Need Boxer, athletic types, trainers, for scenes shooting this Thursday, Friday, and the following Monday, and Tuesday!
To take place in a gym in the Bronx (filmed in Pittsburgh)

July 16
STILL LOOKING FOR BEATUP/LOWEND/SCRATCHED/OLD CARS for scenes on Friday and Monday... You do not have to be in the scene, but are welcome to. (LOL)

Hagen said...

Traci ‏@SevenOlives 6 h
Since you're filming right down the street, @50cent do you mind coming down to babysit while I go meet Jake? #southpaw


Anonymous said...

Here's the letter sent by the production team to Brentwood/Carrick townspeople

8:46 AM - 17 Jul 2014
msmon @msmon
MOVIE filming right here in Brentwood TODAY! Starring #JakeGyllenhaal. #BreakingBrentwood

"Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a boxer whose character, endurance, and commitment to family is tested by life's full spectrum of triumph and loss" may be the most beautiful description of Jake's character and the movie itself.

Hagen said...

Golden Scene HK ‏@GoldenSceneHK 14 h
final HK poster for Denis Villeneuve's #ENEMY, showing at #SummerIFF, and pending for local release Q4 2014. @Pathe

Hagen said...

NikkiNikkiNikki ‏@ms_nicolealyse 5 h
On set! #southpaw (Wills Gym - Boxers trained daily)

Missy Timko ‏@PowderBluePhoto 5 h
I saw a film set today! Must be #southpaw with #JakeGyllenhaal filming at a boxing gym at Maytide & Brownsville in #Pittsburgh

FP said...

Jack Giroux

Bill Paxton and the guy who wrote Machine Gun Preacher think I have a cool name. Find my interviews/reviews at Film School Rejects and The Film Stage.

Jack Giroux ‏@JackGi 46 s

I can't stop thinking about Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler script. Jake Gyllenhaal couldn't ask for a better role.

Hagen said...

Another picture from the faux Bronx:

Stephanie Hacke ‏@StephOnRecord
Graffiti, security guards, Jake Gyllenhall: The Carrick/@brentwoodboro border being transformed for #Southpaw filming (picture)

Hagen said...

There will be some street scenes for "Southpaw" on Monday (and probably some pictures from the set, I guess) and Brentwood Mayor Dennis H. Troy doesn't know how to spell Jake's last name. ;-)

Hollywood has come to Brentwood! You may have noticed graffiti along Brownsville Road and will experience periodic Brownsville Road closures in and around Maytide and Sankey Avenues. The graffiti are easily removed stickers. A boxing movie starring Jake Gylanhall and Forrest Whitaker will be filmed over the next few days, culminating with some street scenes on Monday. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

UltraViolet said...

I've seen a few tweets about the Nightcrawler script lately. I'm eager to see what Jake and Tony Gilroy do with what is apparently a compelling script.


Just got back frm watching a movie being filmed called "SOUTHPAW" starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams & Forest Whitaker. I actually got to say hi to Jake & saw Forest film a scene in the movie which was pretty awesome!

Lots of Southpaw tweets but not many Jake interactions. And no photos.

That faux Bronx photo is nice!

BlueJean said...

"Gylanhall" :-)))

That's one of the funniest I've ever read!

Anonymous said...

Finally, we have a first teaser or featurette for "Nightcrawlers" :D
It's a YT clip posted by....Lou Bloom himself (Jake's character), titled "Hard Worker Seeking Employment". The last seconds are the real deal:


Looks like promotion for Nightcrawlers is going to be original. I'm doing the happy dance!

Monica said...

thanks anon! yay

FP said...



Thank You Anon!:)

Monica said...

I liked it. But it was posted three days ago, should now be in all places.

He looks great!

BlueJean said...

Oh wow! Thank you, Anon. I also searched for it. No wonder I couldn't find it, as it doesn't have 'Nightcrawler(s)' in its title ;)

Mind if I share it?

He does look great!

UltraViolet said...

Thanks, anon! Let the promotion begin. New post :)

Monica, the Bold Films guy just tweeted it today, that's why it hasn't been seen everywhere.