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Jake Gyllenhaal Considering Political Play

On Monday, I mentioned that Jake Gyllenhaal was reportedly looking for a theater gig in New York. This morning, the NY Post reports that the play he's considering is a Primary Colors-esque political drama "loosely based" on Howard Dean's 2004 White House campaign:

Gyllenhaal"Gyllenhaal, who received an Oscar nomination for his role in "Brokeback Mountain," took part in a hush-hush reading last week of Beau Willimon's 'Farragut North.' The actor played a young, idealistic communications director who works for an inspiring, though unorthodox, presidential candidate. During the campaign, his career is done in by more seasoned politicos who thrive on poisonous partisan politics, dirty tricks and back-stabbing. James Lapine, who directed 'Spelling Bee' and 'Sunday in the Park With George,' staged the reading, which also featured Mark Blum, Denis O'Hare (a Tony winner for 'Take Me Out'), Jessica Hecht and Alison Pill ('Blackbird'). 'Farragut North' is named after the Washington, D.C., Metro station near K Street, where many lobbyists have their offices. Willimon worked for Dean during the 2004 presidential race. He also worked on Chuck Schumer's 1998 U.S. Senate race, Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate race and Bill Bradley's 2000 presidential bid. The play, says a source, 'is a real insider's look at political campaigns.'"

Hopefully, the idealistic communications director will advise Dean not to do the scream this time.

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  1. I know it's been beaten to death, but God he's hot.

    Posted by: Brian | Jun 13, 2007 9:37:02 AM

  2. Hopefully, the candidate will advise his staff to have their shirts off at all times.

    Posted by: the other jeff | Jun 13, 2007 10:21:17 AM

  3. I don't think you can ever say enough about Jake's hotness BRIAN so I will chime in and say the same... HOT! I could just spread that boy on a cracker. *sigh*

    As for the play I think I may have to plan a trip to NYC soon. Even though it would be nice to see the hotness in person he is a wonderful actor too so I would be getting two for the price of one.

    Posted by: BVC | Jun 13, 2007 10:37:29 AM

  4. He's so pretty.

    Posted by: Albert | Jun 13, 2007 11:11:36 AM

  5. Hot body yes ("Jarhead" Xmas in the barracks sequence is excellent spank material), but whatta dogface! His sister got the looks in the family.

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 17, 2007 9:19:12 PM

  6. He's hot, in that Germanic/Scandinavian "hairy barbarian" kind of way. Nevertheless, if he landed his longboat on these shores, I certainly wouldn't object.

    Posted by: John | Jun 18, 2007 1:19:46 AM

  7. I hope he does this play.

    Matt, you are so rude. The difference between you and him is that he'd be too polite to call you an ignorant, arrogant muppet.

    Posted by: Oh Mary | Jun 18, 2007 4:38:40 PM

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