Thursday, August 16, 2012

Good Luck Gyllenhaal

Looks like Jake Gyllenhaal has maybe gotten the bug back for doing his job, aka acting (with a secondary but very important portion of that position "being a hot piece" as well) - he's lined up another gig! Gyllenhaalics the world over cheer. He's signed up to work with the film-making duo of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden on their next flick, a gambling drama slash road trip slash buddy thing. Fleck & Boden got a great performance out of Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson back in 2006, setting him off towards his current spate of international spectacularism, so maybe they can help a Gyllen-brother out, too. The Playlist says this of the movie, to be called Mississippi Grind...

"... [it] will tell the story of a down-on-his-luck gambler facing crushing debt, who teams up with Gyllenhaal's character, a gambling addict, in an attempt to change his luck. The two then set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what has been lost."

So cast your daddy fantasies now - who should be the older gentleman that Jake spends all this time with, sleeping in dingy hotel rooms together, trying to keep warm at night... I'm thinking Dennis Quaid.

No comments: