Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nightcrawler Returns to Theaters Nationwide This Friday, December 5

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Nightcrawler

From our friends at Open Road Films...

NIGHTCRAWLER, the critically acclaimed film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, written and directed by Dan Gilroy, will return to theaters nationwide on December 5, 2014. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

NIGHTCRAWLER has taken in nearly $30 million at the box office and has earned high praise from audiences and critics. NIGHTCRAWLER is nominated for the Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature, Best Screenplay: Dan Gilroy, Best Editing: John Gilroy, Best Male Lead: Jake Gyllenhaal, and Best Supporting Male: Riz Ahmed. The Gotham Independent Film Awards nominated Dan Gilroy for Breakthrough Director and Riz Ahmed for Breakthrough Actor. NIGHTCRAWLER has earned the Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics’ Choice distinction and yesterday was named one of the National Board of Review’s Top 10 Films of the Year. NIGHTCRAWLER is also certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes at 95%.

Members of the following film industry guilds and organizations will be able to use their official guild cards for free entrance to see NIGHTCRAWLER when it returns to theaters nationwide beginning December 5, 2014: AMPAS, ACE, ADG, ASC, BAFTA, CAS, DGA, FIND, HFPA, MPEG, MPSE, PGA, SAG NOM COM and WGA.

Lauded by critics when it hit theaters in October 2014, Claudia Puig of USA Today said, “Jake Gyllenhaal plays one of the year’s most memorable characters. This may well be Jake Gyllenhaal’s best-ever performance.” Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal said, “Jake Gyllenhaal gives a startling portrayal in this impeccably crafted film from writer-director Dan Gilroy.” Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers wrote, “Jake Gyllenhaal is scarily brilliant. A deliciously twisted piece of work. ‘Nightcrawler’ curves and hisses its way into your head with demonic skill. Dan Gilroy slaps you around good. Brilliant. Rene Russo is terrific.”

Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling - where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

NIGHTCRAWLER premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was the closing night film at the 2014 Fantastic Fest as well as an official selection at 2014 Carmel International Film Festival, 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, and 2014 Mill Valley Film Festival.

Open Road Films and Bold Films present NIGHTCRAWLER. Producers are Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Michel Litvak, Jake Gyllenhaal, and David Lancaster. Executive producers are Gary Michael Walters and Betsy Danbury. Director of Photography is Robert Elswit. Production design by Kevin Kavanaugh. Edited by John Gilroy. Music by James Newton Howard. Costumes designed by Amy Westcott.

Open Road Films is a leading, independent, theatrical motion picture company, releasing a diverse slate of star-driven films which has included multiple #1 releases. It was founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition companies in the United States. Open Road and its lenders recently extended the company's $100,000,000 credit facility through 2018.

Current and past releases include: Nightcrawler, which took the #1 spot at the box-office during its opening week; the hit film Chef, written by, directed by and starring Jon Favreau along with Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr.; The Nut Job, which opened to over $25 million at the box office as the highest ever opening for an independent animated film; The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, which opened #1 at the box office; End Of Watch, directed by David Ayer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, which opened #1 at the box office; Rosewater, written and directed by Jon Stewart; A Haunted House starring Marlon Wayans; and Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum.

Upcoming releases include: Little Boy, an inspirational family film from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (2/27/15); The Gunman (3/20/15), starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba, directed by Pierre Morel; Rock The Kasbah (4/24/2015), starring Bill Murray along with Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride and Scott Caan, directed by Barry Levinson; Triple Nine, a thriller directed by John Hillcoat starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Godot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr. (9/11/15); and Spotlight, directed by Thomas McCarthy, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci.