Red Band Trailer for NIGHTCRAWLER with Jake Gyllenhaal
Open Road Films has released a red band trailer and TV spot for Jake Gyllenhaal's incredibly twisted-looking film Nightcrawler. I've been a fan of Gyllenhaal since October Sky. He's just a talented dude, and the character that he plays in this movie is different from anything that he has ever done before. It has a very dark and disturbing vibe, and I think this could be one of the best things that he has done in his career acting-wise. He guy completely changed himself to fit this role, and I remember when I watched the first trailer I was shocked by his physical transformation into an amoral sociopathic journalist who is motivated to do what he needs to do to be successful. This is a character that I think audiences are going to love to hate.
NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Nightcrawler will be released in theaters on October 31st.