Jake Gyllenhaal and the ‘Southpaw’ director Antoine Fuqua are set to reunite for the English language adaptation of the Danish thriller ‘The Guilty’.
Based on the Gustav Moller-directed film, Gyllenhaal will star as call centre operative Joe Bayler. The film is set across a single morning in a 911 dispatch call centre where Joe tries to save a caller in grave danger—but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out.
Penned by ‘True Detective’ creator Nic Pizzolatto, Gyllenhaal and his Nine Stories partner Riva Marker, along with Fuqua through his Fuqua Films will produce. Scott Greenberg, Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak and Svetlana Metkina for Bold Films and Amet’s David Haring will also serve as producers. Annie Marter, Gustav Moller and Lina Flint will be exec produce.
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The film will commence production in November in Los Angeles.
Gyllenhaal said; “I couldn’t be more excited to work with Antoine again. Our time together on Southpaw was one of the great artistic experiences of my career, and I cannot wait to be back on set with him again. The Guilty is a special story, and one that we all feel very close to.”
Once filming is completed on this film Fuqua will commence shooting Apple TV’s runaway slave drama ‘Emancipation’with Will Smith.
Gyllenhaal was last seen on screen as Mysterio in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ and is attached to David Leitch’s ‘The Division’ and ‘Rio’ with Benedict Cumberbatch. He is also committed to working with Denis Villeneuve on a new mystery project.