Our friends over at Entertainment One have officially announced that Dan Gilroy’s superb Nightcrawler (Flickering Myth’s No.3 in our 2014 Top 10 Movies of 2014) is to be released on March 2nd at all good retailers.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton, Nightcrawler was a critical and commercial success in October last year, with a Golden Globe nomination for Gyllenhaal’s performance, as well as four nominations from BAFTA for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay and best Editing.
In addition to the standard release, Entertainment One will offer a SteelBook Edition of Nightcrawler which will be sold exclusively at HMV and eOne direct.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this satirical thriller written and directed by Dan Gilroy. Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a desperate man living in Los Angeles who resorts to theft in order to support himself. One night, while on his way home from another unsuccessful job interview, he chances upon a terrible traffic accident where he meets freelance reporter Chris (Bill Paxton), who sells his footage to local news stations. Seeing a chance to make it rich, Lou then trades in an expensive bike for a police scanner and a video recorder and begins hunting down the city’s crime scenes as they happen. Hiring Rick (Riz Ahmed), a homeless man, as his assistant, Lou takes a journey into LA’s crime-ridden underbelly searching for footage to sell to Nina (Rene Russo), a particularly twisted and ratings-driven news producer.