Hint: He's the one with the golden Hollywood glow.
Regarding this picture and where it was taken...there was some news over the weekend and I feel a deep sense of personal failure that the way I presented it had no impact whatsoever. So, er, I'm going to try again...
JAKE GYLLENHAAL. NEW MOVIE. (Maybe.)
Word on the street is that Jake's surprise visit to the Leadville Trail 100 (mile race) this weekend in Colorado (see picture above and below) was in preparation for a screen adaptation of Christopher McDougall's fantastic book Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.
Jake was there with the author himself and also random local tourists who didn't know it was Jake and thought they were having their picture taken with a Doc Middleton impersonator:
a) Dying a little in anticipation because OMG Spirit of the Marathon is one of your favorite movies and you love Jake but you love running even more and a movie about running starring Jake would be, like, a personal gift from God to you.
b) Excited because it's Jake and any Jake is good Jake and if he's playing an ultramarathoner he'll have to get in the best shape of his life and that can only mean good things for you sitting in the audience.
c) Lukewarm because you know you'll see this movie just like you see every Jake movie but ugh, seriously, running? Who the hell wants to watch a movie about running and God if that beard is for his character then you're not going to be happy about sitting through two hours of looking at it.
d) Confused. Where is Jake in that first picture again?
e) Sad because this isn't a Love and Other Drugs post.
Honest answers appreciated. (But dishonest ones are okay, too.)
Thank you to Jerell Klaver for tweeting both pictures in this post and to sweetpea for the article link!