Jake attended last night the Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards, in which he received the ‘Guy Con’ award by hands of his Southpaw co-star Rachel McAdams. You can find HQ pictures added in our gallery now. Spike TV will air the show on Thursday, June 18 at 9:00pm ET/PT but be sure to check your local listings for the time.
Everest is featured on Total Film Summer issue, that has a special dedicated to all must-see films of the season. They also has a page reviewing Accidental Love, and you can find scans now in our gallery.
Entertainment Weekly website has published a new interview with Antoine Fucqua about Southpaw in which he talks about the trailer spoilers and, of course, about Jake. Also, it gave a steamy new poster for the film featuring Jake and co-star Rachel McAdams.
The film received a private screening at Cannes where Harvey Weinstein proclaimed that Gyllenhaal’s performance would get the Oscar nomination he so deserved for Nightcrawler. But Gyllenhaal wasn’t Fuqua’s first choice; Eminem was long attached to Kurt Sutter’s script before he decided that his music schedule prohibited him from making the movie at this time. Gyllenhall was the first actor the director then thought of who could deliver the chops, the drive, and the athletic ability of a boxer. But that’s a tall order for any actor, and though Fuqua never had any real doubts, others did.
“I sent him to the gym to audition for my trainer, Terry Claybon, and first day, Terry calls me and says, ‘Man, I think you picked the wrong dude,’” says Fuqua. “I said, ‘No, give him some more time.’ So he started working with him, and a few weeks later, he called me up again and said, ‘Oh, yeah.’ [Jake] started sparring with a few professional fighters we had in the gym with us, and he took some shots. I wanted to see what he would do. And he was in there. That’s when I knew he was going to do it.”
A new trailer for Southpaw was just released and goosebumps are everywhere! Three days ago Eminem released “Phenomenal” (listen it), his song made for the film. If you can remember, Sutter was inspired by Eminem and the film was written to be starred by him, which dropped later the project and Jake took his part, but the singer is still part of the sountrack which will be available via Shady Records on the same day as the movie hits theaters, July 24th.
Also last week while promoting her last film Aloha, co-star Rachel McAdams talked about Jake.
I was a little scared too (about Jake’s insane transformation)! He’s a beast. He’s a real animal. I haven’t seen it yet so I can’t totally comment but just watching from the sidelines he just worked so hard. I think his work is going to reflect that. It was extraordinary.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua (“The Equalizer”) and co-starring Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Clare Foley, Miguel Gomez, Victor Ortiz, Rita Ora and Naomie Harris, “Southpaw” is due in theater July 24.
Universal released today two different trailers for the upcoming thriller Everest, plus new posters and images.
EVEREST is an upcoming 3D historical biography action adventure disaster thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). It is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster and bestselling non-fiction novel Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer.
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, EVEREST documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The gallery was updated with over 120 HQ pictures of latest events Jake attended in Cannes, including a Southpaw screening this Friday (22). Check it: