Here’s Jake Gyllenhaal in lumberjack drag on the set of Nocturnal Animals in Pasadena, CA. Nocturnal Animals is directed by Tom Ford and also stars Isla Fisher (she’s in the pictures too), Amy Adams, Armie Hammer, Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Michael Shannon. It’s based on a book by Austin Wright and the plot goes like this:
Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she’s enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor’s wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband’s first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.
As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield’s thriller. As the Hastings’ ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.
I have a feeling that’s not what this movie is about at all. I don’t even think it’s called Nocturnal Animals. They’re trying to throw us off. Based on Jake’s bulging serial killer eyes and his costume, he’s filming the untold and disturbing backstory of the Brawny Man. This is the story of the Brawny Man we never knew. The Brawny Man may seem comforting from afar, but when you get up close, you see the thirst for murder coming out of his insane eyeballs. One day while the Brawny Man was in his cabin cleaning up the blood of one of his mutilated victims, he got frustrated over how many paper towels he had to use. So he invented a super absorbent paper towel that easily soaked up a whole lot of blood. That’s how Brawny came to be and that’s the story that Jake is filming here. That look on his face will be in nightmares tonight.
Pics: Pacific Coast News