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Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire & Jeff Bridges Eyed To Replace Jude Law In 'Jane Got A Gun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 5:31 PM
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We were beginning to wonder, as 24 hours had nearly passed, but yet another update has arrived in the ongoing saga of the western "Jane Got A Gun." The film, which this week saw director Lynne Ramsay and star Jude Law quit the project, while "Warrior" director Gavin O'Connor has been hired to try to get this thing moving, is still without a villain. The project, now looking to fall a week behind schedule, is in search for a replacement, and a few names have cropped up as possible substitutes.

Ben Mendelsohn Joining Boden/Fleck's 'Mississippi Grind' With Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2013 4:25 PM
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We always like it when actors we like join projects by directors we like, so this kind of news makes us happy. Over the summer, it was revealed that Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the filmmaking pair behind "Half Nelson" and "Sugar," had lined up their next project. "Mississippi Grind" will find them working with Jake Gyllenhaal, and now another actor who has been more than a familiar face over the past little while has joined as well.

Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Behind Bars For 'Prisoners' With Hugh Jackman & Melissa Leo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 24, 2012 3:56 PM
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So has Jake Gyllenhaal found his Martin Scorsese? Whatever is happening between him and French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve ("Incendies") seems to be working as after spening the summer with him shooting "An Enemy," he's going to take a role in the director's next film, which is now picking up speed.

TIFF Review: Chest-Beating LAPD Cop Drama 'End Of Watch' Is Clichéd & Monotonous

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • September 8, 2012 10:46 PM
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Like "Harsh Times" before it, police drama "End of Watch" conflates realism with sensationalism. In fact, writer/director David Ayer sustains an abrasive tone throughout "End of Watch" in a number of ways. Firstly, Ayer gives his buddy cop drama a cheap kind of immediacy by having his macho, Alpha male Los Angeles cop protagonists film their lives as police officers. Button-sized cameras and hand-held digital cameras aren’t however just used by the police: both the local Mexican drug cartel members and the black gang-bangers that the 13th district cops have to keep an eye out for use cameras to document and valorize their activities too.

Jake Gyllenhaal Does The 'Mississippi Grind' For 'Half Nelson' Directors Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 16, 2012 8:56 AM
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After bursting onto the scene with "Half Nelson," which featured a career-making turn by Ryan Gosling, filmmaking duo Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden haven't exactly lived up to those heights, with the criminally underrated "Sugar" flying below the radar, and the lightweight "Kind Of A Funny Story" not quite landing with the force some were expecting. The filmmakers, however, have a new, exciting project in the works.

Fate With A Badge & A Gun: Red Band Trailer For 'End Of Watch' With Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 14, 2012 9:20 AM
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You have to hand it to David Ayer, he has found his niche and he’s working it hard. From “Training Day” to films like “The Fast And The Furious,” “Harsh Times” and “Street Kings” he’s worked steadily in the urban crime genre, mostly following cops with less than ethical methods. A new red band trailer has dropped, showing his latest entry into the genre, the Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña-starring “End of Watch.”

New Pics Of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena & Cody Horn In 'End Of Watch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 4:26 PM
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Hey, did you know that Cody Horn, Channing Tatum's ball-busting love interest in "Magic Mike," was in David Ayer's upcoming cop drama "End Of Watch"? We didn't either, but among the batch of new pics from the film hitting the web in advance of the film's TIFF premiere and fall release, is an image that shows her in a different light than we saw in the stripper flick.

New Images Of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña & Anna Kendrick In 'End Of Watch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 11:19 AM
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David Ayer likes to make cop movies, and we suppose if that's what keeps the bread buttered and a roof over your head, why mess with a good thing? But while "End of Watch" employs a voyeuristic/found-footage aesthetic not commonly found in the genre, the story itself feels like one we've seen and heard many times before. But with a TIFF premiere on the cards, perhaps there's a little bit more weight to it than simply being another study of the boys in blue.

Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña Are Cursing Cops In Clip From 'End Of Watch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2012 4:08 PM
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Did you know that David Ayer's "End Of Watch" was presented at Comic-Con this weekend? No? Well, it was, but unfortunately the gamble by newbie distributors Open Road Films didn't quite pay off. Of the many, many movies lighting up social media this weekend and getting major buzz, this cop drama wasn't one of them.

Watch The Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña Star In Gritty Cop Thriller 'End Of Watch'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 3, 2012 2:07 PM
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A found footage cop movie? OK, not quite, but David Ayer's "End of Watch," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as two cops in the LAPD, definitely has that visceral, super intimate, shot on digital-cameras look to it. Or as Ayer once described it: an "in your face” POV style, and that's definitely the case.

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