Today Source Code actor Russell Peters tweeted 'Just finished first rehearsal with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan... Good actors, make u step up ur game!!' And so it begins! This may be a good time to get our scene requests in to director Duncan Jones. As always, one expects - nay, demands - the obligatory naked shaving scene. I can think of some others... [The pic below is from Jarhead rehearsals.]
So while Jake gets on with making a film that already has great expectations attached to it, Mike Newell is faced with serious Prince of Persia problems. The film is to debut at ShoWest on 18 March but it turns out that, although the film is finished, it currently ends to deathly silence! There is no closing song: 'all that remains before its May release is to select a song for the end credits (he's leaning toward a very well-known female artist).' [The pic below is of Lady GaGa.]
The phrase 'a very well-known female artist' fills me with a little fear (trying hard not to remember Avatar's closing warble). Are we talking well-known rising artist - a Duffy or an Adele? Or a Madonna or Celine? Or... Britney?
A radio interview from November 2005 has just been added to YouTube and it's a corker! Jake is asked how he feels when people tell him that they've seen his naked bum in Jarhead on the big screen and he says 'It feels fantastic!... Wow, I really did let go and had fun.' Jake also talks about Boo and those well-known pictures of Jake and his family that day and whether he was aware of being photographed. He was and 'It's all good. You know what you're getting yourself into when you become an actor.'
At the end, the guy interviewing blurts out 'Where did you get your steel blue eyes?' 'From my momma!' 'I'd like to shake her hand as she did a great job... I'm straight but your eyes are amazing... piercing.'
A new Prince of Persia game will be released to coincide with the movie and there was some news today about this game Forgotten Sands. The spike death trap is back! Do they not know how this tormented my dreams for months all those years ago?
Includes pictures from IHJ.