Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Kendrick spent their Labor Day holiday filming End of Watch in Las Vegas. There was some time for relaxation, though, as cast and crew, including director David Ayer, went out for nibbles. This also gives us our first taste of the chemistry between Jake and his onscreen wife and it's clearly there in bucketloads. Please hop over to PoPSugar because there are lots of images there to enjoy.
Twenty things to know about End of Watch
There is a fantastic first report on End of Watch over at Collider this morning. Collider spent Day 19 of a mere 22-day shoot on set and came away with twenty things you should know about End of Watch as well as this synopsis:
'Giving the story a gripping, first-person immediacy, the action unfolds entirely through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city’s darkest, most violent corners, the cops who risk their lives there every day, and the price they and their families are forced to pay.'
Among the twenty things to know, we learn that the film is a 'true indie', Jake only needed an hour with the script before deciding to do it, the action is always seen from Jake's or Michael Pena's point of view (both use cameras), and there is levity to go with the drama. Head over to Collider to see the full list of 20 and, no doubt, like me, you'll come away realising that End of Watch is going to be a completely different kettle of fish from the one I was expecting. This may well be the one gritty LAPD drama with a difference.
Images from PoPSugar and Collider.