As Deadline reports, Jake Gyllenhaal and Antoine Fuqua will team up again in a thriller titled‘The Guilty’. After working together on the 2015 film ‘Redencin’, Gyllenhaal as the lead and Fuqua as the director will embark on this remake of the Danish film of the same title written and directed by Gustav Mller in 2018.
The story unfolds over the course of a single morning and revolves around the character to play Jake Gyllenhaal, a former police officer who has been suspended from his duties and relegated to an emergency service operator. During a routine night shift like any other, he receives a strange call from a terrified woman who claims to have been kidnapped, although she soon discovers that nothing is what it seems and that facing the truth will be the only way out.
« I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Antoine again. Our time together on ‘Redemption’ was one of the great artistic experiences of my career, and I can’t wait to get back on set with him. ‘The Guilty’ is a special story. , one that we all feel very close to, « said Gyllenhaal.
Nic Pizzolatto (creator of ‘True Detective’) will be in charge of writing the script for this project that will be produced by Gyllenhaal together with his partner in Nine Stories Productions, Riva Marker, from Fuqua through his Fuqua Films, and Scott Greenberg, Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters for Bold Films, with the cited Miller and Lina Flint serving as executive producers.
The film is expected to begin shooting in November at Los Angeles locations and under stringent health and safety protocols by COVID-19. Bold Films is funding the project, with Endeavor Content handling its worldwide sales.