Jake Gyllenhaal is getting a lot more hard-core recently, from battling the elements with Bear Grylls on Man vs Wild, to rushing in a cop car to the scene of a shooting in L.A. “Jake is doing research for End of Watch and has been amazed by the professionalism of the LAPD,” his publicist told E! Reportedly Gyllenhaal and co-star Michael Pena were riding with officer Tami Bauman last night as part of their preparation for the upcoming cop drama. Once a call came in reporting the incident, the officer had to rush to the scene with the actors in tow. See, stories this bad-ass are enough to make you forget Bubble Boy ever happened. No, seriously, everybody. Let’s forget it ever happened.
By the time the group arrived, the suspects had fled. The victim had to be hospitalized, but as of earlier today he was in stable condition after having suffering graze wounds to the lip and arm. We can only assume today Gyllenhaal is in the process of stalking the city in hot pursuit of the shooter, all under the umbrella of “research.” There is a Batman reboot coming up in a few years, after all. They could do a lot worse.