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SXSW Video: Duncan Jones and Jake Gyllenhaal Talk Source Code

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 15, 2011 at 5:30AM

Jake Gyllenhaal was attached to sci-fi script Source Code when he saw Duncan Jones' $5 million space drama Moon, starring Sam Rockwell in a multi-layered performance. He thought Jones was perfectly suited to direct Source Code, which played well as the SXSW Film Fest opener Friday night. Summit will release it April 1.
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Thompson on Hollywood
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Jake Gyllenhaal was attached to sci-fi script Source Code when he saw Duncan Jones' $5 million space drama Moon, starring Sam Rockwell in a multi-layered performance. He thought Jones was perfectly suited to direct Source Code, which played well as the SXSW Film Fest opener Friday night. Summit will release it April 1.

My flip cam interview with Jones and Gyllenhaal is below. They were buzzing about a recent encounter with SXSW attendee Paul Reubens (who co-starred with Gyllenhaal in the unfinished David O. Russell film Nailed, which screened recently); in the persona of Pee Wee Herman, he explained the Source Code as well as anyone could, they say (see his explanation below, as well as Gyllenhaal's explanation of Pee Wee Herman's Broadway show).

Pee-wee Herman Explains Source Code:

Jake Gyllenhaal Explains The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway:


This article is related to: Festivals, Genres, Headliners, Independents, Video, Interviews , SXSW, Sci-fi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Summit, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.