Following the viral video that debuted earlier this week, Open Road Films has released the first trailer and poster for Nightcrawler. Set in the crime-riddled streets of Los Angeles, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a young man doing whatever it takes to find a job, when he stumbles upon the cutthroat world of freelance crime journalism. Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Ann Cusack co-star in writer-director Dan Gilroy's thriller from Open Road Films, which hits theaters on October 17.

Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.

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