Additional Nightcrawler promotional stills and official behind-the-scenes images has been added in our gallery:
The Wrap – Tom Hardy has dropped out of Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’s all-star comic book movie being directed by David Ayer. Not losing a beat, the studio has made overtures to Jake Gyllenhaal to replace him. Jake has worked with Ayer before, on the acclaimed police thriller End of Watch.
Hardy was to have played Rick Flagg, the leader of the group that consisted of Batman villains Deadshot (Will Smith), Joker (Jared Leto), and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), plus Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Enchantress (Cara Delevigne).
Gyllenhaal has an offer to replace Hardy but it’s unclear whether or not he will take it on, since he’s currently on Broadway and Constellations runs until mid-March.
Suicide has an Aug. 5, 2016 release date.
Last night was the opening night of Constellations on Broadway and Jake attended an after party to celebrate it. I have added pictures of the curtain call and the after party arrivals as well:
The Hollywood Reporter posted a very nice review for Constellations, which opened today.
A romantic two-hander spun out of string theory, in which the significant moments of a couple’s life together are played out in different directions across infinite parallel paths? That sounds on paper like a cerebral exercise, designed to test audiences’ concentration while actors flex their muscles. But British playwright Nick Payne’s beguiling Constellations is not only a full-bodied narrative, it’s a richly affecting experience. That’s thanks to the sensitivity of the writing, but also to the warmth, humor and vitality invested in it by Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, giving two astonishing performances in a production from Michael Longhurst that’s as rigorous as it is tender.
(…) Gyllenhaal is riding high on critical and awards-season attention for his maniacally riveting turn in Nightcrawler, while the secret is out on seasoned English stage actress Wilson after her terrific TV work on Luther and The Affair. Neither of them could have asked for a more distinctive entrée to Broadway.
The range displayed by both actors is impressive indeed, and their chemistry unquestionable. Gyllenhaal made an admirable New York stage debut off-Broadway in 2012 in Payne’s If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, a less striking study of the chaos and comfort of human relationships. But the actor’s work here is in another league, swinging from open to standoffish, from vulnerable to cool, from sweet and shy to charming and self-assured. His ambling physicality in the role is expertly disciplined but appears entirely natural, while his English accent is flawless.
Constellations is the first Broadway opening of the year and it sets the bar high. Would that more plays were as compact and lively, as intellectually and emotionally stimulating as this one.
Jake attended yesterday in Brentwood a “Nightcrawler” luncheon sponsored By DeLeon Tequila to celebrate his SAG and Golden Globes nominations. Renee Russo and Dan Gilroy attended it as well, and now you can find pictures added:
Photos of Jake last night during the Golden Globe awards has been added. Jake was nominated as Best Actor for his work in Nightcrawler (the award goes to Eddie Redmayne instead), but he could celebrate anyway since his sister Maggie won for best actress in a mini-series for The Honorable Woman. Check our gallery now: