Jakey’s beefy but not serious

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 17, 2009 10:39:00 July 17, 2009 10:39:00

Too muscle man for my taste here…but EW.com has the first official photo of Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia, Disney’s highly anticipated big blockbuster next summer – by the time it’s released in 2010 it’ll be 2 years since filming. Which might be why they’re starting to tease now…by putting his large arm on display.

Jakey tells the magazine that “I’m tired of taking myself so seriously” as an explanation for why he chose this project. Click here for more on Prince of Persia.

Jake’s other film Brothers, also shot a while ago, is now tentatively scheduled for a December open, perhaps hoping for awards season.

The trailer has been making the rounds. Have heard the performances are outstanding. Jake was shooting this when his friend Heath Ledger died.

But…they give away so much in this preview. I won’t lie though, the prospect of a Natalie Portman/Jake Gyllenhaal love scene…I’m there.

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