Update: The possible project in question: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. It sounds great - and I can't think of anyone better to play such a role.
Sometimes I think Jake Gyllenhaal has got hold of some sort of mysterious scifi transportation device (I realise I've been watching too much of Galaxy Quest lately), the reason being he nips in and out of cities and locations as if he were some kind of timelord. Yes, one minute Jake's taking his new Triumph out for a spin to get a ticket and the next he's seen amidst a group of insane people in Colorado. Why are they insane? Because they're about to run 50 miles, that's why. In (or up) mountains. To be precise Leadville, Colorado.
One competitor, Brandon Fuller, had this to say of the prerace meeting: 'After leaving the assembly, we heard rumors of Hollywood stars in the mix. Turns out Jake Gyllenhaal of gay cowboy fame was up in the rafters in a big beard and hat. We haven’t figured out his role in this yet but the lowdown seems to be a Born to Run movie in the works. They aren’t filming the movie right now. I am thinking they are doing some scouting and maybe some “day in the life” stuff so they can then portray it in a film? Seems silly since its such an event in itself and doesn’t need to be acted in my opinion. Anyway, here is a back shot of him...'
Here is the picture. I think you'll agree, Jake looks well prepared. I love the look of that camera. And thanks to the reader for pointing him out, that's a disguised Peter Sarsgaard on the right! Good to see Jake's old fedoras coming in handy (and not on Jake's head).
And another blogger, Joghard, said: 'Jake Gyllenhaal was at the pre-race meeting in disguise of sorts. Actually, he blended very well with the trail crowd with a big beard. I think they are making a movie. Kind of cool.'
I'm sure you'll agree that if anyone's born to run, it's Speedy Jake Gyllenhaal. We've heard rumours of sporting biopics for years, perhaps one is actually taking shape.
And, if the secret is now out, surely the disguise can come off?
Ghost forest - a WDW Interlude
While riding around Oxford today, we came across a ghost forest outside the Natural History Museum. These truly impressive and awe-inspiring trunks and roots had been brought by ship from the diminishing rainforests of Guyana, Africa. The trees will be in Oxford for a year and, if you can see them, please do try. You'll find them at the end of the dinosaur footprints. Here's the official site. Mr WDW then bought a pterodactyl plushie. Name and shame, that's my policy.
Pictures from here, IHJ and WDW.