There’s a poster for Nightcrawler, the upcoming film in which Jake Gyllenhaal plays a sleazy freelance new camera man, and it’s pretty simple but also pretty perfect. Let’s take a look!
I’ve heard basically nothing about Nightcrawler outside of the fact that Jake Gyllenhaal has potentially given one of the best performances of the year and his career. That’s enough to get me in a seat 31st October when the movie comes out.
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.