Most of the coverage on the upcoming, highly-anticipated Jake Gyllenhaal thriller, “Nightcrawler,” has focused on the in-your-face-don’t-mess-with-me attitude of Gyllenhaal’s insufferable character, Leo Bloom. In a newly released clip from the film, however, Bloom is anything but the half-crazed man we see in the trailer.
Everything — even madness — has to begin somewhere; and for Gyllenhaal’s character, it has its roots in the room where Leo first meets Nina, the local news producer who is played by Rene Russo.
From an awards season perspective, we can liken the clip to a gentle knock on the door of the Academy, asking them to take notice of the breadth of Gyllenhaal’s performance.
Check out the full, 30-second clip below. “Nightcrawler” opens in theaters on October 31.