In his newest film “Digging for Fire,” which screened at the ArcLight in Hollywood on Thursday, filmmaker Joe Swanberg returns to his trademark of letting the actors improve nearly all of the dialogue. Jake Johnson said on the carpet that being listed as a co-writer is kind of a joke considering the script was just a three-page outline.Still, the film's framework presents opportunity for naturalistic dialogue, and for actors like Orlando Bloom, it was enticing to create his own character....
Jacob (“Jake”) Bloom counts many of Hollywood’s biggest names among his clients, closing deals for directors and producers including Brad Bird (currently in pre-production for “The Incredibles 2”), Jerry Bruckheimer (in post-production with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales,”), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (who recently announced plans for “Transformers” 6 and 7), Brian Grazer (executive producer of the “Mars” TV series and the upcoming “Genius” and “24: Legacy” series), Oscar-winning director/producer Ron Howard (now in production with “The Dark Tower”), and Academy Award winning producer/director Martin Scorsese (in pre-production on “The Irishman,” and in the planning stages of “Sinatra”).
Bloom’s roster of stars includes Johnny Depp (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Fantastic Beasts 2”), Nicolas Cage (projects in post-production include “Arsenal,” “Inconceivable,” and “Vengeance: A Love Story”), Arnold Schwarzenegger (with an announced film in the “Conan” franchise coming up), and Sylvester Stallone (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).
His client list once included Charlie Sheen until Bloom ended the relationship in 2014, when Sheen allegedly stopped taking his attorney’s advice during the actor’s well-publicized spate of bizarre behavior.
Notoriously media-shy, Bloom is also well known as an art collector. He and his wife, Ruth, have amassed a collection of nearly 1,000 works. Bloom received his law degree from Cornell University, and completed his undergraduate work at Columbia University.