He may just be coming off the set of the next Spider-man film in which he plays villain Mysterio but Jake Gyllenhaal is already lining up his next project: An English language remake of Oscar entry ‘The Guilty’.
The film follows a police officer under investigation, who’s demoted to desk work at an emergency call centre. When he receives a terrified phone call from a kidnapped woman, he must battle his internal demons in order to save her.
Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker will produce for Nine Stories, alongside Bold Films’ Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak, and Svetlana Metkina. The films original writer/director Gustav Möller and producer Lina Flint will serve as executive producers.
Gyllenhaal and Marker said; “We saw ‘The Guilty’ at Sundance and were blown away. Möller’s film masterfully weaves tension into an acute character study and is exactly the kind of material that Nine Stories is excited to develop. We are honoured to be able to adapt it for American audiences alongside Bold Films,”.
The original Danish film won the world cinema audience award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is also Denmark’s foreign-language Oscar entry. It has also been nominated for best screenwriter and best actor at the European Film Awards.
Gyllenhaal was last seen in Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’. His next venture ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’, in which he reunited with ‘NightCrawler’ director, Dan Gilroy and co-star Rene Russo, will premiere on Netflix early 2019. He will then be seen in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ where he will play Spider-Man villain Mysterio, alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya.