The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Jake G. gets creepy in a new music video, Michael Bay is going to put real families through the wringer, and an exciting new Hunger Games clip.
Here's a music video by the French band The Shoes for their song "Time To Dance." In it, cuddly cubby bear Gyllenhaal plays... a horrible fencing sword-wielding serial murderer. Yikes! The whole thing plays out sort of like a hipster/Euro American Psycho? Because I guess that's the touchstone by which all young male serial killer type things have to be judged now? These are the times? This is what Patrick Bateman has done to us? His ultimate crime? Who knows. Anyway, the point is that it's a creepy, bloody video that doesn't make a ton of sense but is nicely filmed and the song is kind of fun in a repetitive way. Probably not a bad couple of days work for Jerky Gyllenhaal. [via The Hollywood Reporter]
Explosions alert! Nuanced art-house director Michael Bay is working with A&E to develop his first-ever reality series. Yup. We don't know what the series is going to be except that it will aim to "test the strength of the family unit like never before." Hm. So it's families competing to stop Texas-sized asteroids? To kill space robots? To break into Alcatraz to save San Francisco? These are all viable possibilities. Challenges will include walking in slow motion while a jet and/or rocket flames arcs across the sky, putting on Daisy Duke short-shorts and bending over a car engine, watching dumbstruck as buildings fall and an electric guitar screeches doom, and, of course, coming up with the most racist-sounding robot voice. Should be fun! Not for the families, definitely not for the families (especially if there are any comely teenage girls in said families), but for us. Fun for us, at least.[Deadline]