Back from a few days camping in the wilds of Dorset in flaming heat, I've come home to a flood of news involving Jake Gyllenhaal. And so, without further ado, here's a bit of a catch up with the sand barely out of my socks and the last cream tea scarcely digested. You'll note that there are are elements from a previous post which ended up totally scuppered. I blame the heat. Just as well the rain's coming back...
End of Watch has a new release date in the USA. The date has shifted to 21 September, a week earlier than the last release date. This is no doubt associated with the decision to premiere End of Watch at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. However, the film is being shown as a 'Special Presentation' and not as a gala and so it's quite possible that Jake will not be making the trip, instead focusing on the play and on the US premiere.
Talking of the play, promotion images of the cast of If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet have been released. Thanks to IHJ for the images. There are more here.
Jake is definitely starting to get more attention in the media as all these projects converge. As well as being the cover boy for the September issue of Details, the New York Times fashion column has picked Jake as Man of the Moment and is holding him personally responsible for bringing back Bermuda Shorts.
WDW Cream Tea Interlude
After the wettest drought on record, last week we had a few days when it wasn't only very hot, there wasn't a single cloud in the sky. This meant a hastily-arranged and spontaneous camping trip to the beautiful Dorset and Devon coast - an idea that also occurred to three fifths of the entire British population. Never have so many cream teas been consumed by so many people. I even saw a man on a beach with a hankie on his head. And so a few pictures from Corfe Castle, Exmouth, Lulworth Cove and Lyme Regis.
On the way back we stopped at the splendid city of Bath, including its brilliantly presented Roman baths and the Georgian pump rooms. I did taste the waters and managed not to spit it out. Result.
Back to the Olympics! What a great job Danny Boyle did with the opening ceremony - spellbinding.