Saturday, April 6, 2013

A Good Read

Just a few weeks ago, while Jake was filming Prisoners he went into the studio to record.  But record what?

A rap album about  kale?

A soulful interpretation of the song stylings of  Mrs.  Miller?

Or maybe stand up comedy album ?

Nope, nope and nope.  He went back to the classics.

Jake recorded an audio book for  F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatbsy.

It is no coincidence that this new audio book is coming out in preview of new film version by director Baz Lurhmann.  And two of it stars are former co-stars and friends of Jake,  Carey Mulligan and Tobey McGuire.

 Jake takes on the voice by Nicholas "Nick" Carraway, the narrator of the story of his mysterious neighbor in West Egg, Long Island, Jay Gatsby and his cousin Daisy Buchanan and those in his new circle of friends and acquaintances.

The audio book comes out on Tuesday your can pre-order it here and right now you can hear a preview of Jake reading the opening of the classic novel:

Hmmm Nick, from Long Island. 

Never pictured Jake as Nick.  He seems more Jay

 ........ Austin as Nick ...yeah could see that

Daisy?  Daisy who.


Cloud 9 said...

Wow. He's done a great job reading those amazing words. I'm going to have to read GG again in anticipation of the film.

the real m said...

Sounds great. A must buy in my opinion. I really like the 2nd photo from the top. Normally I dont like him with all that facial hair, but its nicely trimmed in that shot.

speculation said...

The co-stars of The Great Gatsby is one association with Jake and I'm now wondering if the Long Island background is too. Jake is known to be someone who likes to leave bread crumbs. Particularly, when he knows he will be protected by his handlers. More evidence it seems to me that Jake has a place in LI.

prairiegirl said...

Interesting point about the background of the movie/book.

There was a tweet a year or so ago from a man who said he had enjoyed a Seder meal at Jake's house and put up a picture of the residence. Not sure whether or not the house was really Jake's but the picture interestingly enough has since been deleted.