Jake Gyllenhaal and Bear Grylls will pit Man vs Wild on Monday 11 July at 9pm ET. At last we have a date for Jake's daring do against the might of rivers, storms and beast. All while looking rather lovely in dashing red.
According to the press release 'For two days, Bear and Jake embark on a survival experience neither will forget, to an Icelandic landscape dominated by mountains, huge glaciers and some of Europe's most active volcanoes. Jake will have to go where Bear goes, eat whatever Bear eats, and on occasion even take the lead, if he's going to cope with some of the worst conditions known to man. "For me, it's all about discovery," said Gyllenhaal.
Said Bear about the experience, "The wild is always very revealing - not only physically but mentally. You've got to smile when it's driving horizontal hail and be able to face your fears and just get on and do it -- and on both of those accounts, Jake came up strong."
Many thanks to Pop Culture Zoo (via IHJ) for these wonderful images from the show. As for that photo of Jake on the rope crossing the river... Don't look down! I love Jake's movies but I could quite happily live off this TV appearance for months. I hope it's the beginning of a trend - I want to see Jake do some animal documentaries as well. Documentaries about anything, to be honest.
Last night (18 June), Jake was one of the many celebrities seen at the U2 concert in Anaheim. You can see more details here, as well as the other celebrities that turned up. Here's one of them.
Thanks to IHJ for the wonderful pictures in the post!