Thursday, August 20, 2020

Jake the Giant Liar

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn't get enough credit for doing the gold chain look before Paul Mescal's became a meme thanks to Normal People. Jake's been rocking a gold chain since 2018 I think -- here look at this old Tumblr post and swoon, ye swarthy chain-lovers. And the above photo is from 2018 shoot for L'Uomo Vogue, as well. Oh god am I gonna do a poll? I am gonna do a poll!

I didn't come to this post planning on doing that -- I was just looking for a photo of Jake to attach to the news regarding his acting career today and found that top one, but whatever. It's a question worth asking! Now on to the movie news! Which is actually real exciting. Via Deadline:

"EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna has tapped Janicza Bravo, the writer and director behind the forthcoming Zola, to write and direct a series adaptation of Ian Parker’s New Yorker article A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions, which has Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star.

Published in February 2019, Parker’s story explores the complex life of former book editor Dan Mallory, whose debut psychological thriller, The Woman in the Window, written under the pseudonym A.J. Finn, was number one on the New York Times Bestseller list, the first debut novel to do so in twelve years.

The series will follow an unreliable narrator who nurses brain tumors he does not have and mourns family members who are not dead while preying on people’s sympathy to get away with almost anything. Bravo will co-write the pilot with Brian Savelson.

... “What may have started out as my dog ate homework turns into my mother died of cancers, my brother took his life and I have a double doctorate,” said Bravo. “Our protagonist is white, male and pathological. There is a void in him and he fills it by duping people. He’s a scammer. The series examines white identity and how we as an audience participate in making room for this behavior. Getting to partner with Annapurna and Nine Stories is a gift and I am most thrilled for what lies ahead.”


Anonymous said...

I can’t believe I’ve been crushing on Jake since high school. He still looks SO hot. Me on other hand.. not so much...

Anonymous said...

I read that article and it is fascinating. The lengths that man went to to dupe people over the smallest things is insane.