Jake Gyllenhaal 2013 Projects
WELCOME TO A NEW GYLLENYEAR!
First of all, sorry for the lack of updates. Not only did work get in the way at the end of 2012 and interfered with impunity with my blog time, but what felt like the nastiest flu ever hit me and then hit me again when I thought I was already on the mend. But you know what they say, ‘only the good die young’, so here I am, almost as good as new (stress on ‘almost’).
Anyway, back to business. Pictures from the past week show us that The Beard was still at its legitimate place, which means that growing it had indeed to do with the character of Terry in the play ‘If There Is’ but also to Jake’s personal taste, which nobody can syndicate. Get over it folks, Jake probably feels very comfortable with the extreme facial hair and will likely trim it or shave it (god forbid!) when people stop fussing over it. And I know what you’re thinking but sorry, no, fans don’t decide a celebrity style.
If not when people will get tired to rack their brain over why Jake Gyllenhaal and The Beard are still a couple – ‘Is He Depressed’?, is the concerned fan’s question (I mean really, guys?) – it will be the filming of ‘Prisoners‘ that will put an end to the Mountain Man look. Despite the fact that it hasn’t even started filming (it’s rumored to start next February in Georgia), we not only already have a release date (September 20, 2013) but we know that Detective LOKI, Jake’s character, will be probably partial to Timmy’s brew, and – more seriously – that the film could be an underdog for awards. In my next post I’ll give you an outline of the script.
American audiences might not be familiar with the name Ben Mendelsohn quite yet, but it shouldn’t be long before that changes. The Australian actor has already turned in a number of solid supporting performances in movies as diverse as Animal Kingdom, Killing Them Softly, The Dark Knight Rises, and the upcoming The Place Beyond the Pines, but now it looks like he’s headed for a bigger spotlight as Variety reports he’ll play one of the lead roles opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the new gambling film Mississippi Grind with Half-Nelson duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson) writing and directing. Read on!
Gyllenhaal is also producing the film, which follows a young gambling addict who teams with a washed up gambler fraught with debt as the two travel through the South to hopefully change their luck. Gyllenhaal plays the younger gambler, while Mendelsohn, who is eleven years older than Jake, stars as the older down-and-out player. Mendelsohn has been showcasing his talent stateside for quite a while – he played one of the crazy brothers in the mountain climbing actioner Vertical Limit back in 2000 – and continuing to work with big name talent (including Gyllenhaal, who impressed a lot of folks with his work in End of Watch) is a great way to make sure his proverbial star stays on the rise.
We’ll see how this project develops. In the meantime, Tweeps seem to have spotted Jake out and about in Atlanta, GA and guess what? It looks like someone chose a Georgian barber to trim their beard.
I’m sure clearer pics of Jake’s scruffy look will follow.
I wouldn’t mind a dark detective Loki looking like this
But I’m sure you would prefer Jake looking like this again