After the bizarrely gripping clip from the film earlier this week, Open Road Films has now put out a trailer and poster for their film Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal hot off the news that it will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. The film follows Louis Bloom (Gyllenhaal), a young man who enters the world of free-lance crime journalism in LA.
I already wrote in the coverage for this film’s viral clip how much I admire the performances that Gyllenhaal has been giving lately, especially his performance as Detective Loki in my favorite film of last year, Prisoners. I’ve got nothing but good faith for the guy, and the trailer for Nightcrawler rewards that. The trailer adopts the monologue from the clip earlier this week, but provides some context of the film’s tone and aesthetic behind some effective pulse-pounding music. Gyllenhaal looks to be keeping his streak of great performances going, and it will be interesting to see how Dan Gilroy (writer of The Fall, The Bourne Legacy) handles himself behind the camera with his directorial debut.
Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed. It will be released Oct. 17th, 2014. Check out the poster and trailer below.
Source: The Film Stage
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High-five! I had Prisoners at #1 on my year-end list as well.