Opening in theaters this month, End of Watch is a gritty Los Angeles set crime drama that centers on two street cops who find themselves in over their heads after a notorious cartel takes issue with a bust and the confiscation of a cache of money and guns. Written and directed by David Ayer (Street Kings), the cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera and Frank Grillo.

Gyllenhaal was in Toronto last weekend to support its screening at TIFF but had to hurry back to Manhattan where he’s in previews with his off-Broadway debut in Nick Payne’s new dark comedy If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet. Directed by Michael Longhurst, the Roundabout Theatre Company production also stars Annie Funke, Michelle Gomez and Brian F. O’Byrne and is slated to run through November. We sat down with Gyllenhaal, who took a moment to talk about his excitement over the play.

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