R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Jake Gyllenhaal lost 20 pounds for his role. This was Gyllenhaal's own idea, as he visualized Lou as a hungry coyote.
Nina Romina: Well, graphic. The best and clearest way that I can phrase it for you, to capture the spirit of what we air, is think of our news cast as a screaming woman running down the street with her throat cut.
Lou Bloom: I understand.
All television stations (especially during the day) are on total lock down as they practice high security measures. Way higher security measures are practiced at night when stations practice even stricter security measures such as very high chain link fences with barbs and concertina wire, password protected entrance gates and doors. It is totally inconceivable that "Lou Bloom" (Jake Gyllenhaal) would be able to just walk off the street and into the station without these serious obstacles and just walk in and through the newsroom without being challenged.
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$10,900,000 (USA) (1 November 2014)