Read ‘Nightcrawler’s’ Brilliant Original Screenplay by Dan Gilroy (Exclusive)

Jake Gyllenhaal has credited the script for his incredible performance as a freelance crime journalist

TheWrap fell in love with Dan Gilroy‘s “Nightcrawler” this awards season, from critic Inkoo Kang calling it “an extraordinary thriller” to reporter Jeff Sneider naming it his #1 movie of 2014.

“Nightcrawler” has already been showered with accolades this season. It was named one of the Top Movies of the Year by the AFI and the National Board of Review, while Jake Gyllenhaal earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for his magnetic lead performance.

The film has also been recognized by critics groups in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Florida, Houston, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Nevada, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto, Utah and Vancouver, as well as dozens of Top 10 lists.

While Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed all deliver fantastic performances, they needed a great script to soar, and Open Road Films has graciously allowed TheWrap to publish Gilroy’s original screenplay in its entirety.

So below, for your consideration as well as your holiday reading pleasure, is “Nightcrawler” by Dan Gilroy. Enjoy!