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Jake Gyllenhaal Will Get Wild With Bear Grylls

Jake Gyllenhaal has plenty of onscreen experience bunking (and bonding) with another man in harsh outdoor conditions, so his stint on the season premiere of Man vs. Wild should be a snap, right? For the July 11 episode, Gyllenhaal spent two days in remote Iceland with host Bear Grylls, who promises, "We had crazy conditions — sleeping in snow caves, huge river crossings and these torrential storms. I was a little bit nervous as I promised Jake's management team I would keep him alive, but he was brilliant." Discovery also claims that Gyllenhaal had "to go where Bear goes [and] eat whatever Bear eats," so if you're tuning in just for the survival-sharpened homoeroticism, you'd best steel yourself for another stomach-churning, flesh-chomping montage. [Towleroad, Belfast Telegraph UK]

Photo: Discovery