Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this Academy Award-nominated satirical thriller written and directed by Dan Gilroy.
Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a desperate man living in Los Angeles who resorts to theft in order to support himself.
One night Lou chances upon a terrible traffic accident while on his way home and meets freelance reporter Chris (Bill Paxton), who sells his video footage to local news stations.
Seeing a chance to make it rich, Lou then trades in an expensive bike for a police scanner and a video recorder and begins hunting down the city's crime scenes as they happen.
Hiring Rick (Riz Ahmed), a homeless man, as his assistant, Lou takes a journey into LA's crime-ridden underbelly searching for footage to sell to Nina (Rene Russo), a particularly twisted and ratings-driven news producer...