ABCNewsRadio – When Naomi Foner first wrote the film Very Good Girls years ago, it was based on her own experiences as well as those of women close to her, including her daughter, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Now, she’s hoping it resonates with scores of other women — her two young granddaughters, Gyllenhaal’s daughters with actor Peter Sarsgaard, who also appears in the film.
“I do hope that my granddaughters will see it and understand it,” she told ABC News. “I had this fantasy that mothers and daughters would go see this movie together.”
Very Good Girls, a coming-of-age story starring Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning, explores the friendship between two adolescent girls who are lusting after the same young man, played by Olsen’s real-life fiancé, actor Boyd Holbrook. The person who helped clarify Holbrook’s character? Foner’s son, actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
“Jake was in the editing room frequently. He was the one who pointed out that Boyd’s character was like Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life, who comes in and tells them something they need to know,” she said. “He gave me some great advice during the making of this.”
Collaborating with her children made the experience of film-making even richer. Foner, who is hoping to make her next film about “women of my own age,” said one of her greatest joys is the close relationship she shares with her kids.
“I can’t say that there’s anything that gives me more pleasure than to get to the point where my children are my friends. I adore my kids. They are spectacular,” she said. “Nothing is more important than family.”
Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and while we’ve already seen a teaser trailer for the film, Open Road has released the first official trailer, and it looks amazing!
NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.
Nightcrawler will open on theaters in October 17th.
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.