Sunday, July 16, 2006

JAKE WATCH EXCLUSIVE: GYLLENHAAL/MCCONAUGHEY RELATIONSHIP UNVEILED!

Thanks to the crack detective work of our very our Jake Watch Special Ops Team, this blog has uncovered the (most likely) reason why Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey just can't seem to get enough of each other lately. Get your mind out the gutters, recruits! This is strictly business.

If you recall, director Robert Altman is getting his team together for the sadly non-pornographic movie Hands On A Hard Body, about people who stand with their hands on cars for millenia and then win them when everyone else dies of hunger or sun stroke. According to sources more reliable than this blog, Altman wants nothing more than for our own Jake to lend his talent to the project.

More interesting yet is that the 1997 documentary on which this film is to be based was executive produced by none other than the production company of Matthew McConnaughey. The 4th of July parties, the cycling, the chiding of paparrazi from the back seat of the same car...it's clear Matt is indeed wooing Jake...to be in this film! Altman is looking to start filming in September and there's nothing like working the peer pressure angle.

I'd like to thank my anonymous source who is far smarter than I for I never would have made this connection in a million years. And so far, it doesn't look like anyone else has made it either.

EDIT: Due to some confusion in the comments section, I would like to add that my "exclusive" headline was in reference to defining Matt and Jake's involvement in the same project, and not Jake's possible role in Hands On A Hard Body, which was reported here some time ago. Here are a few links which will hopefully clear up a few thing:

On Matt's involvement in the original documentary: http://www.filmvault.com/filmvault/austin/h/handsonahardbody1.html

About the original documentary:
http://www.documentaryfilms.net/Reviews/HandsOnAHardBody/

A short post about Altman's next project:
http://blogs.citypages.com/ctg/2006/06/robert_altmans.asp

The IMDB entry from above; Matt is one of the thank you's at the end:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116481/combined

On Altman and his desire to have Jake in this movie:
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/428877p-361580c.html

A story that puts Jake and Matt together in another Altman project, a totally different one. Bottom of page.
http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/1721283

56 comments:

cina said...

Hats off too "anonymous" for having such a sharp mind! Like you PG, I would never in a million years have made the connection.

kokodee said...

Now that's what I call sharp detective work.
The question now is will Jake say yes? According to that article, he hasn't given a reply yet.

Anonymous said...

Jake really likes to cycle. A chance to cycle with Lance Armstrong happen to include Matt because Lance and Matt are good friends. I'm not sure there is much more to it then that. Have we seen Jake and Matt without Lance?

nice anonymous said...

This is intriguing, but I must ask a deflating question: Isn't the moviemaking business small enough so that you could do this with nearly any Hollywood star, linking him or her up with any well-known project within just a degree or two? (Isn't that how the "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" game goes?)

Prophecy Girl said...

Well, I think in this case a lot of people have been confused since Jake and Matt are well-known for being on opposite ends of the party scale and have been spending A LOT of time together lately, without any real friendship history we know about. Yeah, a lot of it has been with Lance, but he was also (along with Natalie) at the 4th of July shindig that Matt threw. Maybe it is nothing more than an innocent coincident...or maybe it's something more. Ah, only time will tell! :)

Prophecy Girl said...

^^^ Yeah, I meant "coincidence." Oops. I don't know. It sounds interestingly plausible to me.

The Bearded Lady said...

Matthew McConnaughey was mentioned as a possible co-star in the "Hands on a Hard Body" project last month when the story came out
But at that time it said Altman was trying to get Jake for a part in it... Jake hadn't signed on as of last month.
Perhaps it's a go now?

nice anonymous said...

I'm beginning to think you may have a scoop here. Also, isn't the actual, real-life contest for the pickup tryck held in Texas, the former home of both Armstrong & McConnaughey?

The Bearded Lady said...

McConnaughey's company produced the real life documentary of Hands on Hard Body in 1997...it was a small independant film that recieved great reviews at the time.
Yes both the contest and Matt are native to that area of Texas...Lance?...maybe he'll get a part too??
There were 60 people to start with ,holding on to the car!

Anonymous said...

This is actually old news.But i guess not everyone knows?

Anonymous said...

It's hardly a scoop.If you really followed Jake and his career you would of known about this months ago.Some Jake Watch!

I guess i have to go with anon 1.44 though and obviously not everyone knows but good Jake followers SHOULD.

The Bearded Lady said...

^^ Hi Danyelle

Prophecy Girl said...

^^^ Heh. Also, dudes. Please. Don't bother us.

The Bearded Lady said...

Who cares ...they knew it all before...that's why they spent the last 2 weeks scratching their heads as to why Jake was hanging with Matt....LOL
Best they could think of was they were a "couple"...when you have a "one track" mind it's hard to see anything else.

Miss Twist said...

when you have a "one track" mind it's hard to see anything else.
Too right! And I know where that one track is heading...Motel in Mexico!

The Bearded Lady said...

Matthew McConnaughey's July 4th party...if you look real close to the deck picture...and zoom in on the woman in the floral dress the head does look alot like Altman.

LMAO!!!!

heddaparsons said...

2:14 Bearded Lady: Bwaaa!! Thanks for that, I needed it. Seriously, why do they continue to troll here?? Back on topic: I hope it's true, Jake needs to get back to work. All this wandering around LA and NY has got me a bit worried!

nice anonymous said...

What is a "good" Jake follower, I wonder? Why would one person be a "good" Jake follower and another be a "bad" one? And who gets to decide which is which? If there are rules out there, someone, please tell me.

Anonymous said...

2:46 Don't bother, it's just some trolls from WFT pissed off that there are no more pictures to examine of you know what and that Jake Watch has more traffic.

I hope that he does sign up for this if true, along with that rumored Indiana Jones film.

The Bearded Lady said...

Really what they have to say just amuses me...They knew all this...and the blog they most likely hangout at has spent 2 weeks looking at the same biking pics wondering why Jake would be with McConnaughey.
The Altman story was covered last month on Jake Watch.
What is new is the connection to McConnaughey and a possiblity that Jake is now on board with this project... Altman has more than just this project floating around. And Jake and Matt have been mentioned regards to another of his possible films
http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/1721283

Anonymous said...

I don't think WFT covered this, and the hostility here is uncalled for.

The Bearded Lady said...

Uncalled for? where have you been for the last month +??...we have been ignoring quite a bit
Anon....and they are always anons...1:44,1:48?? no connection right...sure please!
Seriously, why do they continue to troll here?? ....hmm let me guess...
hypocrisy , jealously , and conflicting feelings over fun and happiness...they enjoy the fun but their sour negitive disposition compels then to butt in and throw their digs.
See if they can't be happy with themselves then they don't want anyone else to be happy.
Personally I think their bored with each other...that same "Amen" crowd.
We provide entertainment for them
Hey if this doesn't apply to you then I see no reason to be offended.
If it does...wooo hoo your secret is out....Boo!

heddaparsons said...

Whoa! Jake is rumored in another Altman project? Altman really must like Jake! This film sounds more interesting then the other one.

Anonymous said...

Ok,i'm confused?I clicked on the 'Just In' story at hollywood.com and it took me to a story from 2003?Is that what you meant or is it the wrong page?It does mention Jake and Matthew at the bottom but i'm still not sure if you mean this as it's old?Could you clarify before i go off searching.Ta.

The Bearded Lady said...

Yes he does want to work with Jake which is a great compliment to Jake :)

The Bearded Lady said...

^^Anon I couldn't care less what you do.

Prophecy Girl said...

No, I meant "just in" as in, we "just" uncovered another piece of the puzzle. I'll take that part off. Sorry if it was confusing. ;)

The Bearded Lady said...

"Altman has more than just this project floating around. And Jake and Matt have been mentioned regards to another of his possible films"
That's what I said and I see no conflict with that...there is the website to the story.
These films have been in the production process for years as is most projects.
"Hands on a Hard Body" has been around since the 90's.

Anonymous said...

bearded lady which anon are you talking to as i was just asking a question so there was no need to be rude if you meant me?I was asking about the article thats all!

I want to say this to everyone.Just because not everbody has an I.D. it doesn't mean they are all trolls.I for one am not.I love Jake as much as anybody.It's hurtful to people feelings when they are genuine like i am.

Anonymous said...

Thanks prophecy girl for the clarification.It's all interesting stuff.

Anonymous said...

Bearded Lady I believe you were once a regular at WFT. What happened, not sophisticated enough to partake? Shame.

moonbeams said...

I love JW. I have been lurking and then posting for a while now. And I must admit, some of my posts have been wicked funny. You guys have even said so. But alas. Shy thing that I am, I have opted to post as anonymous. I think now is a good time for me to not do that anymore. I think JW and Gilded Moose are my favorite places, along with I Heart Jake, which I love for the pictures. The Dave Cullen sites is fun, too. I've visited other sites briefly, but I feel most at home here. There are other Jake related sites out there but I don't care for some of them very much. This is a better fit for me. IMHO: I'm delighted to know that Jakey is being considered for not just the "Hard Bodies" film, but the project with Winona Ryder and Sean Connery. I continue to be impressed with the work of your special agents.Whether you are cruising the streets of NYC on your bikes come rain or come shine, or staking out parking lots, beaches and doggie runs, you always come thru!

The Bearded Lady said...

Again if it's not you then no hostility is intended to be sent your way...
I tire of chasing time numbers...zooming back to post and find I grabed the wrong one...or I read a post and to understand it one has to jump around posting looking for times
If you have something of a problematic or negitive nature to say, putting it in a respectful kind way offen gets kindness back in return.
But let me say this...as you may have noticed I'm not in a very polite mood at the moment...and my normal limits to speaking my mind have been tossed aside many postings back.

The Bearded Lady said...

Bearded Lady I believe you were once a regular at WFT. What happened, not sophisticated enough to partake?
I believe the advice given at the time was if you don't like it just leave...
A excellent point actually.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it? Are the posters over at WTF pissed off that moer people are posting here? Or that certain posters have defected? If so why do they care. I thought they were so happy with there little blog, what happened? Too many Natalie/Matthew/Lance pictures for them to digest??

The Bearded Lady said...

I really don't know...and at this moment I'm not even wondering....If you want to go back say a month and a half you can find all the snide comments...which I'm not reliving tonight.
I say 75% of the time they were ignored...
Look I see it this way those who my remarks pertain to know who they are...
If anyone feels any doubt if it applies to them then I say it most likely doesn't.
I am sorry if you are a sincere anon poster...I have no quarrel with that...
But some people use anon to hide behind, and make nasty comments...they know full well who they are.

Girl Friday said...
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Girl Friday said...

Many years ago when I was just as young and just as pretty as I am now I was forced to watch "Hands on a Hardbody" in film school.

Pardon my French but that was the most boring ass piece of shit I have ever seen in my whole entire life -- next to "Daughters of the Dust," "Orlando" and "Citizen Kane" after the 4th viewing.

.... granted this will be a film based off of that documentary but I have no clue in all of my being how they could turn that into a film that would not suck. None, none at all. A comedy? Possibly, but still - eh.

The Bearded Lady said...

Yeah I would have to agree.
I didn't see the documentary
From some of what I read it did win some film critics awards...how important they were I can't say.
What Altman has in mind I don't know...but the reporters interviewing him mentioned he had the story board made up in the office they were speaking in.
It also said he wanted to start filming in Sept.
He's 81 years old now so I suppose he's aware of time and is not interested in wasting it.
Others in last month's Altman posting have pointed out that Altman made the film "They Shoot Horses Don't They" 1969...About depression era marathon dancers...and made a classic from that subject.

Girl Friday said...

There have been many films that I've seen that have won critics awards that I didn't enjoy. It's really all about personal taste in some cases. In other cases there are a certain set of rules that need to be followed, conventions that need to be used, in order to create a good documentary or any film really.

In this case, I'd say I just hated it. Hated it. Hated it. Hated it with the fiery intensity of a thousand suns. When I think of it flames leap from ... the side of my face ... heaving ... heaving flames of fiery ... flames.

Yes, you get the point.

The Bearded Lady said...

Your not on the fence then!
LOL...I can't see what they have in mind...but maybe it will be genius?
I don't see my self watching people next to a truck for 2 hours....I would be as worn out as they were!

Kelle K. said...

I was a devout JW reader in the beginning but then things started going downhill. Brit stop doing the rubric rodeo and the Sunday projects, and it just became a little boring to me. So I went elsewhere for my Jake fix. Waiting for Toothy is still a Jake's fan dream, all the recent pictures are up like at JW, it's funny, and the owner Dany has always been nice to everyone. Both Brit and Dany have been gracious to each other, even when their readers hacked eachother to pieces. Anyway my point is if you don't like a place then you shouldn't go, but to bash it just because a person mentions it here is silly.

Kelle K. said...

I like not to consider myself a freak, and I don't think you can make a judgement about me based off what blogs I visit. I just wanted to say that. Your opinion of WFT is fine and I don't need to tell you you're entitled it. And WFT is no more obsessed than JW. We all love Jake, end of. Why are we attacking each other? Anyway, JW is getting interesting again. Thank you PG.

mrs_dalloway said...

Hello,my dearest Jake Watch!Long time no see..and I am a little dissapointed that when I left last Monday there was a problem with trolls over at the 'at 25' thread..and here there are again!I personally hate this conflict because it covers the entire reason we're here..that is to comment,to analyze all Jake related while being nice,respectful and opened to others opinions.In MY opinion.

Cunsorning the relationship between the two, I'm glad to hear there's a project involved.I like this very much..mixing hobbies with work aspects..it makes it all more familiar,I guess.Good work, agents!;)
*went to do some unpacking*

zoo said...

Wow, thank you anon for the tip and thank you PG for the background research! What dedication, darling.

I love the idea of Jake in an Altman movie.

SquallCloud said...

How could anyone look at them together and say Matt is the sexier one?

SquallCloud said...

I love the idea of Jake in ANY movie. Jake needs to get back to work so I can see him more often.

nice anonymous said...

I just want to see Jake picking good roles in really interesting projects & working with the best directors out there. Robert Altman is a legend. I'd like to see just what he'd do with Jake & how he'd use him.

Also, I'd like to see Jake onstage in Manhattan ... but maybe first he'd better improve his ability to learn his lines. :-)

Anonymous said...

3.17 pm, you're so right!

& what's happened here? Kiki rules is obviously THE troll, and the bearded lady isn't even funny any more.

The Bearded Lady said...
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Beckela said...

Lance was offensive in his remarks about the French as well. He could use some lessons in class from Jake.

Anonymous said...

tsk tsk-- such hostility and negativity!! i hope the bad vibes don't get to Jakey!

anyway - about hands on a hard body - good god.. if jake does this movie and all the texas connections are there.. i wonder if there's a chance they'll film in austin, tx. ?? if so, i'm gonna be crashing at my friend's pad for quite a long while.. with plenty of batteries.. for my camera, people!!!

-twinkie (who really needs to sign up for JW).

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