Jake Gyllenhaal is Fun & Carefree on ‘Demolition’ Set, Gets Very Scary in the Latest ‘Nightcrawler’ Trailer
The movie is about an investment banker (Gyllenhaal), who is struggling to understand his emotional disconnect after the tragic death of his wife, begins to tear apart his life in a effort to see where he went wrong. He is ultimately rescued by a woman he meets (Watts) in a chance encounter.
Now it is time for Gyllenhaal to do a complete 180. Jake plays eager reporter, Lou Bloom, in the movie Nightcrawler. The film depicts his foray into the world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles.
Sounds like a typical by-the-numbers affair, except for one aspect: Bloom’s a bit too keen. In order to snap the biggest scoops, he holds off on informing the police after being clued in to certain incidents.
Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
His character quickly descends into madness. It’s a quick glimpse of a dark place few actors besides Gyllenhaal have attempted to reach.
Watch the trailer for Nightcrawler below and check out more photos of Jake and Naomi filming Demolition by launching the gallery above.
Nightcrawler hits theaters Oct. 31.