Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful turn of the year and are coping with the return to work and/or the weather.
The snow and ice might have prevented the red carpet event from taking place in Toronto yesterday, but Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve still made it to up to the city for Canada's Top 10 Film Festival. They took part in an In Conversation... with TIFF's Cameron Bailey, which gave Jake the golden opportunity to give us an update on his hairyness. Thanks very much to IHJ for the photos!
Prisoners continues to gather interest. This means new interviews appear all the time, including this one with Screendaily.
Ben Stiller has been demonstrating what a man of good taste he is with his recent comments about Jake following a screening of Prisoners: 'I find Jake Gyllenhaal a very interesting young actor - very dark, handsome, magnetic. I like him.' We like you, too, Ben.
Enemy has also progress. It now has a release date in the US of 14 March, so not long at all. Hopefully, the rest of the world won't be far behind.
Everest, meanwhile, is due to start filming in just a few days, on 13 January. We hear that 'Filming for Everest is expected to mainly take place in Val Senales, Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy. Everest will hit the big screen on December 19 in the US, while the UK does not yet have an official release date.' That's what I call a birthday present!