Jake Gyllenhaal Will Play Nightcrawler

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Jake Gyllenhaal

No, not THAT Nightcrawler. Alan Cumming’s job is safe should he is ever brought back to the “X-Men” franchise to reprise his teleportin’ role. (God knows with all the familiar faces Bryan Singer is stuffing into his “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, leaving ol blue-skinned Nightcrawler out is kind of weird.)

Instead, Jake Gyllenhaal will star in a “dark drama” (as opposed to a “light drama”, I guess) called “Nightcrawler” that will be directed by Dan Gilroy, who will be making his feature film directorial debut after writing Hollywood blockbusters like “Real Steel” and the last “Bourne” movie.

“Nightcrawler” will star Gyllenhaal as “a man in Los Angeles who tries his hand at freelance crime reporting.”

The film will co-star Thor’s mom (and Dan Gilroy’s wife) Rene Russo, with production set for this October. Dan’s brother Tony Gilroy, along with Jennifer Fox and Gyllenhaal will co-produce.

The gang will be selling the film at Frogtown’s annual Cannes next month.

Via : Screen Daily

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Aw man! As much as I love Alan Cumming in the role I was hoping this was about X-men. Cumming is currently set to reprise his role as the MC in “Cabaret” which he killed at, so I was hoping they were bringing back Nightcrawler with Gyllenhall in th role. Sigh. Oh well.

    • Juggernaut

      As much as I loved Nightcrawler in X2 and actually like Gylenhaal I was freaking out at the prospect of Donnie Darko taking over the role. Besides with Blink set for the DOFP Nightcrawler (or his pops, Azazel) are a long shot.

  • Peter

    I’d really expect for see Nightcrawler with other teleport such as White Phoenix of the Crown, Deadpool. I also would want to see Cyclops, Havok, Emma Frost, Gambit, Scarlet Witch, Avalanche, Juggernaut, Archangel, Apocalypse, Exodus, Mr. Sinister, Holocaust, Vertigo and keep rebecca romijn as an older mystique for future !

  • muir

    Yes Nightcrawler please along with Phoenix force and Sabretooth please and pleaseeee