By far one of the most dependable performers in Hollywood today, Jake Gyllenhaal continues to expand his résumé. Following a universally beloved turn as the villainous Mysterio in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, the BAFTA Award winner sets his sights on his next few projects. As first reported by Deadline, Gyllenhaal will re-team with his Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua for a new thriller titled The Guilty.
The upcoming picture is based on the Danish drama Den Skyldige, directed by Gustav Möller. Premiering during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the film was selected as the Danish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards and currently touts a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film takes place in a 911 dispatch call center over the course of a single morning. The plot follows call operator Joe Bayler, played by Gyllenhaal, as he tries to save a caller in apparent danger. However, he soon uncovers a web of lies and is forced to face a series of truths in order to survive.
Critically acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua is on board to helm the feature with an adapted screenplay by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto. Moreover, Gyllenhaal will serve as the film’s producer alongside Riva Marker (Relic), Scott Greenberg (The Happy Elf), and Gary Michael Walters (Colette). Production will begin in November in Los Angeles with Bold Films and Endeavor Content handling finances and distribution.
Up next, Gyllenhaal will appear on-stage at London’s Savoy Theatre in Sunday in the Park with George. He will also star in the upcoming HBO series titled Lake Success and Netflix’s The Division alongside Jessica Chastain. Meanwhile, Fuqua will also direct Will Smith’s runaway slave thriller Emancipation and Chris Pratt’s Amazon series The Terminal List.
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