Nightcrawler proves that Jake Gyllenhaal rarely chooses a conventional film and it has been nominated for four BAFTA awards including Best Actor for Gyllenhaal.
It’s a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Gyllenhaal plays 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 thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story. The film also stars Bill Paxton, Ann Cusack and Riz Ahmed.
eOne are releasing Nightcrawler to download early from February 23rd, plus the Blu-ray, DVD and a limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook from March 2nd. You can pre-order the Blu-ray and DVD above, while the Blu-ray Steelbook is an exclusive from HMV and eOne Direct.
Extras include an audio commentary and behind the scenes featurette.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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