Jake Gyllenhaal cuts hand on set of 'Nightcrawler'

Jake Gyllenhaal watches the Los Angeles Lakers play

Jake Gyllenhaal watches the Los Angeles Lakers play the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half the game in Los Angeles. (Nov. 10, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

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LOS ANGELES - Jake Gyllenhaal was rushed to a Los Angeles emergency room Wednesday to receive stitches after cutting his hand punching a mirror on the set of his new movie.

"Jake was indeed filming 'Nightcrawler' when during the shooting of an intense scene his character purposefully banged his hand into the mirror," his representative told Us Weekly Thursday.

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"Unfortunately the mirror broke and Jake's hand was badly cut up. He got numerous stitches at the ER and was released. He already returned to set for work."

In his new film, Gyllenhaal, 32, plays a freelance crime journalist in Los Angeles. The independently produced "Nightcrawler," directed by "Real Steal" and "The Bourne Legacy" co-writer Dan Gilroy, also stars Bill Paxton, Rene Russo and Kevin Rahm (Ted Chaough on AMC's "Mad Men").

Gyllenhaal, Oscar-nominated for 2005's "Brokeback Mountain," lost a significant amount of weight to play the role.

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