The Toronto International Film Festival is unveiling some of the movies that will be featured during the annual 11-day event in September and Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Renee Russo, it’s among the announced films to be premiered at the festival.
The 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival will run September 4- 14, 2014.
The Wrap – Naomi Watts is in talks to star opposite the previously attached Jake Gyllenhaal in The Dallas Buyers Club helmer Jean-Marc Vallée’s next project, Demolition. The Wrap has the news, reporting that Watts would play the film’s female lead.
Demolition, which began as a Black List screenplay by Bryan Sipe, follows an investment banker (Gyllenhaal) whose life begins to unravel following the tragic loss of his wife. His destructive path begins to turn around, however, after a chance encounter with a single mother (Watts).
Mr. Mudd’s Russell Smith is attached to produce alongside Lianne Halfon and John Malkovich. Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook and Nathan Ross will executive produce.
The first promo for Jake next project, Nightcrawler, was released. And it looks amazing!
Nightcrawler is set to be released on October 17th, 2014.
Jake, his co-star Rachel McAdams and director Antoine Fuqua attended the Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez Fight last week as part of their pre-production research for “Southpaw”. Our friend Lindsey sent us high quality screencaptures of the video footage – which you can watch oh her Rachel website.
Filming of Southpark reportedly started yesterday in Indiana, and also Deadline reported today that Victor Ortiz joined the cast.
The Weinstein Company and director Antoine Fuqua have added a little ring credibility to their boxing pic Southpaw. Former world welterweight champion boxer-turned-actor Victor Ortiz has been added to a cast that has Jake Gyllenhaal starring with Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker. Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter wrote the script. Ortiz signed on to portray Ramone, a flyweight kid from the streets with real sparring potential. The character parallels Ortiz’s own rags-to-riches story of rising from childhood as a foster kid, to brawling his way to the championship belt in 2011.
Production is expected to wrap up in August.