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Watch: Outstanding New Trailer For 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 8:14 PM
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It can be easy to forget what a drama looks like in the midst of the various 3D, speaking jacking, CGI, eyeball fuckfests at the multiplex of summer. But then something like this comes along and reminds you there is relief coming, in just a few short months.

Watch: Trailer For Abduction Drama 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 30, 2013 8:20 PM
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It was mooted as one of Hollywood script's circa 2009 in fact it landed at the top of the BlackList pile that year. Names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Bryan Singer, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale were thrown around in several different versions, but for whatever reason the film never quite came together. However, one actor stayed the course. Hugh Jackman was set to play the lead in 2010 and cut to a few years later, the actor was game and ready to play the role in the newest iteration.

First Look At Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal In 'Prisoners' And Robert De Niro & Michelle Pfeiffer In 'The Family'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 1:41 PM
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Now that the Cannes Film Festival is in the rearview, we can't help but start speculating about what movies will hit the Venice/Telluride/TIFF circuit in just a few months, and these two are probably pretty fair bets.

Chris Pine & Jake Gyllenhaal Cast As The Princes In Rob Marshall's 'Into The Woods' With Johnny Depp & Meryl Streep

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2013 8:30 AM
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Stephen Sondheim has never been an easy sell on screen. The Broadway composer's work is complex and rich in a way that doesn't easily lend itself to big-screen transitions, and outside of early work like "West Side Story" and "Gypsy," few of his shows have made it to the big screen -- "A Little Night Music" and Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" being the major exceptions. Given its fairy tale subject matter, "Into the Woods" always seemed like one of the more obvious contenders to make it to the movies, with Steven Spielberg, Sam Mendes and Penny Marshall among the filmmakers who've flirted with the idea in the past.

Bradley Cooper Exits 'Jane Got A Gun'; Tobey Maguire, Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Tom Hiddleston Being Sought To Replace

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 8:45 PM
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The saga continues... For a moment, it looked like everything was going to be okay on the troubled western "Jane Got A Gun." After Michael Fassbender's departure followed not longer after by director Lynne Ramsay's dramatic bailing on the movie literally days before cameras were going to roll (depending on who you ask she blindsided producers, or simply couldn't come to terms with them) the movie recovered with "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor taking over the director's chair. The cast was shaken up a bit with the long attached Natalie Portman (who is also a producer on the movie) being joined by Joel Edgerton (who changed roles during the casting shuffle), Bradley Cooper (replacing Jude Law who also eventually exited) and Noah Emmerich. Now the movie has lost another major actor.

How Jake Gyllenhaal, Thomas Haden Church & Lindsay Lohan Were Almost In 'The Hangover' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 4:47 PM
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With "The Hangover Part III" arriving next month, and now a massive, R-rated comedy franchise, it's easy to forget that way back in 2009, this movie was not expected to be a hit. Oh sure, Warner Bros. knew it would do well (it didn't cost them very much either) but they couldn't have predicted how well it was going to do when arguably the biggest name in the cast was Heather Graham. Guys like Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis had not taken off yet, but over $460 million dollars worldwide later, their lives changed instantly. But what if the casting had gone a different way?

Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In Dan Gilroy's Directorial Debut 'Nightcrawler'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 26, 2013 12:20 PM
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Dan Gilroy, like his older brother Tony, has spent years working in Hollywood as a screenwriter, contributing to major movies like “Real Steel” and “The Bourne Legacy.” Now it looks as if he will follow in his brother’s footsteps by making the move towards directing.

Double Vision: Check Out Jake Gyllenhaal & Jake Gyllenhaal In First Pic From 'An Enemy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2013 9:04 AM
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Jake Gyllenhaal takes the slow but steady approach to moviemaking, appearing in one movie per year, from 2009's "Brothers" to last year's "End Of Watch." But it seems French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has lit a fire under him. He's currently in front of cameras with the filmmaker on the long developing thriller "Prisoners," but last year, Gyllenhaal pulled double duty on "An Enemy" and now the first pic from movie is here.

New Images Of Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal & James Marden In David O. Russell's Abandoned 'Nailed' Surface

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 10:16 AM
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It seems the saga of David O. Russell's "Nailed" isn't quite ready to end just yet. Or at the very least, it's not fading quietly into the night. Where to begin? We'll try and keep it brief. The once promising movie started shooting in the spring of 2008 with Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Catherine Keener, Tracy Morgan and James Marsden all in the cast, but things quickly went down hill. Plagued with dodgy financing, production started and stopped a handful of times as crew members waited to get paid, eventually shutting down completely with only one day of filming left to complete it.

Listen: Jake Gyllenhaal Reads 'The Great Gatsby' Movie Tie-In Audiobook

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 9:20 AM
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It seems Hollywood is in the full blown grip of F. Scott Fitzgerald fever, or they're at least reading "The Great Gatsby" again. Of course, there is Baz Luhrmann's ambitious adaptation dropping next month, but if you're looking to catch up with the source material without having to actually read anything, Jake Gyllenhaal is here to help.

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