The cast for Tom Ford’s sophomore feature is shaping up beautifully — the film, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams and is based on the novel Tony and Susan, has added two very interesting new cast members. Avengers: Age of Ultron and Godzilla star Aaron Taylor-Johnson and all-around amazing actor Michael Shannon will co-star with Gyllenhaal in the thrilling new drama.
Just last week we learned that David Gordon Green is in talks to direct Stronger, one of three upcoming dramas about the Boston Marathon bombing. That film may be one step ahead of its competitors as Jake Gyllenhaal is circling the lead role, providing yet another fierce acting challenge for one of our most interesting leading men.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s big break came in 2001, when he appeared in Bubble Boy and Donnie Darko. The actor had a few small roles in his childhood (see: City Slickers), but according to Gyllenhaal, he might have hit the mainstream even sooner — if only his parents had allowed him to do so.
With more and more big budget films relying heavily on CG, studios have been taking care to release behind-the-scenes featurettes and interviews promoting real locations and sets. A recent promo for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation focused on Tom Cruise performing his own dangerous stunts, while details on Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s The Revenant reveal a film that was shot as naturally and realistically (and excruciating for some) as possible. In a similar vein, a new promo for Everest highlights the intense conditions endured by the cast and crew on set.
Each trailer for Southpaw has been better and more focused than the last, and the latest follows in the footsteps of its predecessor by using the second of two original tracks Eminem recorded for Antoine Fuqua’s film — this one is “Kings Never Die,” featuring Gwen Stefani. The trailers continue to lean a little too heavily on the family drama, while Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in the boxing ring appears to be the main draw.
There is a whole lot of unpleasant violence on Game of Thrones, which makes you wonder how the actors might cope with those intense scenes on set. Emilia Clarke (along with Arnold Schwarzenegger) recently appeared on BBC's Graham Norton Show to discuss Terminator Genisys, but she also took some time out from promoting that film to talk about her role on Game of Thrones — and the special way Jason Momoa lightened the mood on set.
The first trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw seemingly laid out the entire plot of the film, but the second official trailer for the director’s latest drama is more compact, focusing more on the intensity of the piece. Although Fuqua’s films in recent years haven’t been exactly amazing, the promise of Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw is too good to ignore.
Hollywood has seen its fair share of movies where man attempts to conquer nature, only to find himself thoroughly humbled. Everest looks to continue that trend, putting one of the best ensembles in recent memory smack-dab in the middle of Mother Nature’s wrath. As the title implies, the film deals with an expedition up the world’s tallest mountain going oh-so-horribly wrong. As the trailer shows us, an Everest expedition going wrong looks like an incredible movie.
The first trailer for mountain-climbing thriller Everest will arrive tomorrow, but until then, Universal has released new photos from the film, featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and a whole lot of snowy bearded fun. Okay, maybe not fun, as this is a survival drama and things are going to get pretty unpleasant. Those beards may be all that stands between them and frostbitten chins.
More like Jacked Gyllenhaal, am I right? One of the summer releases that isn’t getting a lot of attention just yet is Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, starring a totally ripped Jake Gyllenhaal as a distraught boxer punishing himself in the ring following a horrible tragedy — oh, the trailer doesn’t hide it, so why should we: his wife dies in an accident, leaving him to raise his daughter alone.