[Updated] Jake Gyllenhaal in Love and Other Drugs. I can say no more.... Source with thanks to Lady Ekster for the heads up.
On with the post...
Tonight, if you're a card carrying member of NYU, you can see Love and Other Drugs for free and then put your questions to Jake Gyllenhaal and Ed Zwick. It's playing at the 'Regal E-Walk, 247 West 42nd Street' at 7pm. This tells us two things - 1) Jake is indeed back in NYC (let's hope he brought the razor back with him) and 2) Love and Other Drugs is having a rather unconventional release.
Last week, students at NYU could have seen Love and Other Drugs for free and just a cursory sweep of the net reveals a myriad of screenings across the US. After news of the gala scheduled for the opening night of the prestigious AFI Fest on 4 November we then heard that the 'premiere' would then take place tomorrow night in NYC at the CMJ music and film festival. But both events have been preceded by a bunch of Q&As and screenings of one type or another and one has to wonder if the US premiere of Love and Other Drugs will have that special sparkle of magic dust that we expect when we hear the word 'premiere'. I also wonder what the CMJ organisers will think knowing that the film is getting a starry screening and Q&A at NYU tonight, just one day ahead of its own big event.
Talking of premieres, Red was centre stage in Leicester Square, London, last night and, apart from praising National Treasure Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis picked Jake Gyllenhaal as one of the younger stars to watch and to trust. Jake and Justin Timberlake. They're 'tough', Bruce said in a John McClane kind of voice. You can see the moment here.
Of course, Jake and Bruce are tennis buddies...
I know that I've been slightly critical of Ms GP in recent posts (well, in recent years, to be honest) and so, in order to try and make some amends (but not too many) it seems only right to mention the credit that Jake paid to Gwynnie at the Elle tribute for Brokeback Mountain: 'It was the experience of watching Gwyneth dressed as a young boy that immediately lead me to sign onto Brokeback Mountain.'
Thanks to IHJ for the pictures. The Jake and Bruce pics are from the 2009 US Open.