Gyllenhaal gets stitches after intense movie scene

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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal watches the Los Angeles Lakers play the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal watches the Los Angeles Lakers play the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal needed stitches after shooting an intense scene for his new film, “Nightcrawler.”

A spokeswoman for Gyllenhaal says the 32-year-old actor returned to work Thursday for a final day of filming after a few hours in the emergency room.

Mara Buxbaum said Gyllenhaal was in character Wednesday when he hit a mirror, which unexpectedly broke and cut his hand. She said it was “badly cut up” and required “numerous stiches.”

“Nightcrawler” is a crime drama also starring Rene Russo and Bill Paxton. It’s set for release next year.

 

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