100 dollars (and reasons) to see Jake on stage
Edited To Add: the End of Watch website is finally up
You don’t really need me to write down a detailed list of why we should all go see Jake Gyllenhaal on stage portraying…
“… a free spirit who does not always adhere to lifes rules. For some reason he is able to connect and get through to Anna. A bit of a wild card, his behavior can be crude at times.”
… right? And now finally this soon-to-come-true dream has got a price: $100 exactly.
Casting for the play is still in progress it seems, since no actresses have been cast for Anna’s role yet. Also, if you are in the theater business and have understudied before you might want to try applying for one of the main roles:
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
IF THERE IS I HAVENT FOUND IT YET CASTING
231 W. 39TH ST.
NEW YORK, NY. 10018
*Please note – All characters are English*
TERRY: CAST JAKE GYLLENHAAL
GEORGE: CAST BRÍAN F. OBYRNE
FIONA: CAST MICHELLE GOMEZ
ANNA: CAST TBA
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING
[ONE WOMAN ] (early-mid 40s) to UNDERSTUDY-FIONA. FIONA is Annas mother and her teacher at school. She is struggling to manage her sick mother, withdrawn daughter and often absent husband. Must have a strong working lower middle class English accent.
[ONE MAN ] (30s-early 40s) to UNDERSTUDY GEORGE & TERRY. GEORGE is Annas father and Terrys older brother. A teacher writing his manifesto on sustainable living and locality, seasonality; and moving away from corrosive egocentrism. He is a workaholic struggling to connect with his wife and daughter. Must have a strong working lower middle class English accent. TERRY is Georges younger brother and Annas uncle. He is a free spirit who does not always adhere to lifes rules. For some reason he is able to connect and get through to Anna. A bit of a wild card, his behavior can be crude at times. Must have a strong working lower middle class English accent.
On the End of Watch front, it looks like Deadline’s statement the other day (about how totally unfitting End of Watch is in the context of the Comic-Con usual panel) just got an answer from Hollywood.com:
9. Why is Jake Gyllenhaal’s police drama End of Watch anywhere near Comic-Con?
Over the years, San Diego Comic-Con has evolved into something much bigger than a straight-up comic convention. At this point, if the movie/tv show/game/whatever can be considered pop culture, it fits. Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest, a gritty, crime drama directed by Training Day writer David Ayer, might be the antithesis of everything Comic-Con was founded on, but that may not matter anymore. The panel may be the ultimate litmus test — will people accept End of Watch just because it has someone famous in it?
Not exactly a thorough answer IMO and also a little weak but I guess promotion needs to start somewhere so why not in San Diego at the Comic-Con. What about a little flexibility, Deadline?
And here’s another one from the End of Watch twitter page
The Comic-Con reminds me of the WonderCon which reminds me of Prince of Persia which is lately being mentioned again, and not in a favorable way. It all started with the news of hunk Michael Fassbender being cast for the adaptation of another video game – Assassin’s Creed – into film, which rekindled old perplexities over the whole Prince of Persia affair. Comments like this one (thanks to UV for the heads up)
The Irish-German hunk of cyborg (re: Prometheus) was the “first choice” for Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures; “Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.” In layman’s terms, he isn’t Jake Gyllenhaal.
…make my blood boil but unfortunately my blood doesn’t count and we have to admit that Fassbender’s agency is doing a great job. Which doesn’t mean that he’s a better actor than Jake, not by a long shot.
I’ll be curious to see if Fassbender will get the same kind of criticism that Jake got if he’ll be portraying a non-white character (Altair). I guess time will tell. In the meantime, tweets like this and this and this were unfortunately bound to surface.
I’ll cheer us up with a picture I had never seen before of Jake with Bono Vox and Lance Armstrong
and another cute Yearbook picture (thanks again to UV for the great findings)