A little necessary extra about Jake backing out of Motor City
Tweets have been backing and forthing (mine included) these past two days about Jake’s alleged new role in Motor City and his sudden change of plans. I recently called the Internet a bottomless place for speculation and I have many reasons to stick to that definition. The commotion stirred up by the breaking news about a new role for Jake deserves this attempt of clarification, because as it’s always the case when a celebrity and the web are involved things get easily out of hand.
I think we should all take a step back and reconsider what happened. Jake was never a given fact for this new project, he was “in talk”, which means nothing was settled. What people said afterwards, things that I won’t bother to repeat but basically involving Jake being a lazy spoiled brat, is absolutely groundless and gratuitous.
Like Mr. Douglas Urbanski commented here
“Gyllenhaal was never set for this film. There were talks. He was not available on the dates. That’s it. I am amazed at all the crazy and inaccurate reportage on this one. If anyone had asked at any point, I would have been happy to tell them!”
Comment by Douglas Urbanski — Friday March 9, 2012 @ 12:24am EST
Douglas Urbanski is the executive producer of Motor City as well as a business partner with Gary Oldman. Jake was not available, which can mean everything and nothing. I still have hopes that he has some other project in hand that’s keeping him busy but whatever the reason, I have faith in his judgment and I chose to have faith in his new agency as well, at least until it proves me wrong.
I’m sure Jake has new thrilling surprises in store, just wait and see. All’s good, folks, keep smiling.