The RMG News team were hired as technical consultants and advisers on the production of Nightcrawler, a crime/thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy of The Bourne Legacy. A couple of our crew actually got to play stringers in the movie too!
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.
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed. The movie was produced by Jennifer Fox, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tony Gilroy, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters. Gilroy made his directorial debut with this film.
Click here to see Jake’s character’s original Craigslist ad – ‘ Hard Worker Seeking Employment’.
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