Jake Gyllenhaal gets naked in new trailer for Demolition

Jake takes on the role of a grieving banker after losing his wife in a fatal accident

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by Maria Vallahis |
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The trailer for _Demolition, d_irected by Jean-Marc Vallée, who worked on Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club and Oscar-nominated Wild, has just been released and **stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a widowed investment banker struggling to rebuild his life.

Considering Vallée's track record, with both of the above films earning Oscar recognition for their respective casts, Jake could get a second chance at being in the running for one of those all-important gold awards. As many fans and critics maintain that he was robbed of a nomination last year for Nightcrawler, could Jake finally get an Academy Award?

In the trailer released by Fox Searchlight, Jake's character David appears naked in the shower in one scene showing off his big guns.

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    The clip posted on YouTube first sees David attempting to get a packet of M&Ms out of a vending machine, after they've got stuck. He then writes a complaint letter to the company - these letters end up becoming a series of personal admissions.

    It is this snack time incident that symbolises the point at which the New Yorker starts to have his meltdown after losing his wife in a car crash.

    In his attempt to deal with his wife's passing, Jake's character tears down his entire home with a bulldozer - which he purchased himself.

    After some time David attracts a troubled customer service representative, Karen, played by Naomi Watts.

    David and Karen form an unlikely bond as they attempt to put the pieces of David's life back together. She even helps him put back together the house he tore down.

    Demolition will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow and is set for release in the US on April 8. A UK release date has not been confirmed yet.

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