Anna Kendrick Joining Jake Gyllenhaal in Police Drama 'End of Watch'

June 14, 2011

Anna Kendrick

Back in March we learned that writer/director David Ayer, who loves making police and crime dramas like Harsh Times and Street Kings, would direct yet another law enforcement centric film in the form of End of Watch. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena star in the film which follows longtime partnership of two LAPD officers as they confront marriage, love, fatherhood and the harsh realities of the Los Angeles streets. Now two actresses have signed on for the drama as Variety reports that Oscar nominated Up in the Air star Anna Kendrick and Death Race actress Natalie Martinez will both star in the film, which shoots this summer.

Kendrick and Martinez will both play the love interests of each of the officers, and while it doesn't say which actor each actress will be paired with, I hope I can get away with betting that Kendrick will be matched with Gyllenhaal and Martinez to Pena without sounding racist. As a huge fan of Kendrick's performances in Up in the Air, Rocket Science, and even her brief appearances in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, it's great to see her take on any new project. As for Martinez, I haven't watched the ABC series in which she starred, but since she played a detective there, I'd imagine she'll feel right at home. We'll keep an eye on this. Sound good?

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She's too good for movies. I think she needs to run for office.

Johad93 on Jun 15, 2011


Love Harsh Times so this sounds great.

Loser on Jun 15, 2011

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