And there's more - Jake has a New Project! Hollywood Reporter tells us that Jake will team up with 'The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua for The Man Who Made It Snow, a 1980s crime movie that IM Global is launching at AFM. Gyllenhaal will star as the man in the title, Max Mermelstein, purported to be the only American who was in the inner circle of the Colombian cartels in the go-go 1980s. Snow is a biopic of the man and is based on his autobiography.Brett Tabor wrote the script. Gyllenhaal will produce with Fuqua, Tabor and IM Global's Matt Jackson. Mermelstein was the point man in America for the Medellin cartel, helping smuggle tons of cocaine in the 1980s. He was eventually arrested and became a key informant and witness for the U.S. government, and spent his last years living in the Witness Protection Program. He died in 2008 and his eulogy was given by Tabor, who became interested in the man as potential movie material and tracked the man down.
Phew! Deep breaths! After that excitement, here's some more - Jake Gyllenhaal on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as part of the Nightcrawler release. Thanks to IHJ, you can watch it all here.
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There is a full 30-minute interview here with Jake and Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy for AOL Build.
There is a great new interview with Jake over at Buzzfeed here. “I think acting is an incredibly immature, incredibly selfish profession,” he said, cringing just a bit. “But at the same time, at the opposite end of the spectrum — or maybe not, but I think it is — [there is] the opportunity to practice great empathy.”
In this interview, we hear about how the car chase scene in Nightcrawler was filmed:
Here, Jake talks about what Brokeback Mountain means to him as well as its political legacy:
Here is Jake on BET 106 and Park.