supposed to be playing one of the tight-panted princes in Into the Woods but dropped out to make Nightcrawler, until Anna Kendrick went and reminded me. From an interview with her:
"I was so pissed at Jake, let me tell you. I texted him and said, “You’re abandoning me, and I’m never going to forgive you!” And then I saw the trailer to Nightcrawler and texted him again and said, “Wow, you inspire me every day.” But Billy [Magnussen] is really fantastic."
I'm both more upset and less upset in retrospect - I'm less upset because Jake gives what might be his greatest performance yet in Nightcrawler, and I wouldn't want to give that movie up. I'm more upset because all the reviews of Into the Woods make mention of how tight Billy Magnussen's leather pants are, and we've been robbed seeing Jake in them! ROBBED. Although... then I swing back to less upset again, because I am really looking forward to seeing Billy, all of this Billy, smuggled and stuffed into those trousers. Basically this is an emotional rollerocaster I am on right now. It's traumatic and unnecessary - just put all actors in tight-to-no pants from now on, problem solved.