Jake Gyllenhaal continues his career resurgence by exploring his dark side in his latest grungy character drama opening nationwide this Friday- Nightcrawler. Eleven artists commissioned by ShortList.com have also decided to go Donnie Darko down the grungy rabbit hole of perversion and obsession with Jakey-boy. The result is a series of images guaranteed to give you digital eye pain.
There is a creepy resemblance to a grungier and grittier Al Pacino that makes these posters particularly creepy. The picture is a bit of a walk on the wild side but definitely one of the best this year. Well worth catching.
Here is the official synopsis:
An ambitious young crime journalist probes the dark underbelly of L.A. in this cynical urban drama that marks the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Dan Gilroy (Real Steal, The Bourne Legacy). Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhall) is a petty thief in search of a payday when he stumbles onto the scene of a grisly car accident, and witnesses seasoned "Nightcrawler" Joe Loder (Bill Paxton) gathering video footage for a local news broadcast. Convinced that this is a career he could excel at, Lou promptly purchases a police scanner and a cheap video camera, and hits the streets. In short order Lou has hired an assistant (Riz Ahmed) to help him navigate the city streets, and started selling footage to local TV producer Nina (Rene Russo), one of Joe's regular buyers. As fast learner with an eye for detail, Lou isn't above manipulating a crime scene in order to get a picture that tells a story. When Lou beats the police to the scenes of a deadly home invasion in an affluent neighborhood, however, his shocking footage catches the attention of two homicide detectives who suspect he's hiding evidence that could be crucial to their investigation. Meanwhile, that footage may be just what Lou needs to enter the big time.