JEWS MAKING NEWS Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in “Nightcrawler”

Jake Gyllenhaal loses 30 pounds for film “Nightcrawler”

For his latest film, which comes out October 31, actor Jake Gyllenhaal shed 30 pounds. In “Nightcrawler”, the Jewish actor plays Lou Bloom, a driven young man who stumbles upon the underground world of Los Angeles freelance crime journalism. Gyllenhaal and director Dan Gilroy spent three months in pre-production brainstorming on the look of his character.

“I knew that [Lou] was literally and figuratively hungry,” Gyllenhaal told Us Weekly, he added that he got into character by transforming into a “mode where I was always a bit hungry.”

To drop 30 pounds from his already lean 180-pound frame, the actor cut his caloric intake down and exercised rigorously. To stay lean and fit during filming he ran 15 miles from his house to the film’s set. “Nightcrawler” starring Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton will be released October 31.

Alison Brie

Alison Brie Returning to “Community” for Sixth Season

Amid rumors that she would not return, Alison Brie will be a part of the sixth season of “Community”. Yahoo has confirmed that the rumors were false and that the Jewish actress will reprise her role as Annie Edison. Rumors first began to circulate when Brie was absent from the “Community” Comic-Con panel this summer.

Fans of the show had started a hashtag campaign on Twitter called #SixSeasonsAndAnAnnie to make it known they wanted Brie to return after actors Chevy Chase and Donald Glover had previously left the show. The show will be debuting on Yahoo next year with Brie and regular cast members Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash.

 

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Compiled by David Cohen