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College kids who attended a preview screening of “Nightcrawler” during a AMC Loews Boston Common on Saturday afternoon were led to trust that a eventuality would embody an coming by a film’s writer-director, Dan Gilroy. Sadly, Gilroy couldn’t make it to Boston in time for a movie. But a assembly seemed only as happy with his replacement, “Nightcrawler” star and writer Jake Gyllenhaal, who repelled a throng when he showed adult to deliver a film. Gyllenhaal — who stars in a thriller as a man who films hideous crime and collision footage to sell to news stations — welcomed a organisation and proceeded to make everybody silly by mouth-watering them to take selfies with him. (They obliged.)
After a throng staid and a film began, a actor went subsequent doorway to a Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common where he chatted with us about his Boston ties. Gyllenhaal pronounced he has busy a city since he grew adult going to a Cape and Martha’s Vineyard. He’s still a unchanging on a island. “My boys — my 4 closest childhood friends — are all from Boston,” he said. Gyllenhaal over Boston right after a Ritz to fly to Philadelphia and Washington to deliver “Nightcrawler” in those cities. Worth mentioning: He systematic some Santarpio’s pizza to take with him on a trip.