The heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal you know and love is no more. The new JG, the one starring Nightcrawler, is an ambitious weirdo fumbling to create a sense of purpose for himself. He does that by photographing crime scenes that he’s manipulated.
We posted a more quirky version of the sell a few days back, and now we’ve got the full trailer.
Not the most noble pursuit, but it sounds like a pretty strong premise, and he’s selling his character pretty damn well in this trailer.
Set up like a job interview pitch, Gyllenhaal narrates the trailer and talks about why he’s the right guy for the job, spouting off motivational jargon. It’s enough to make you want to take a shower, which seems to be the point.
Nightcrawler hits theaters October 17th.