Jake Gyllenhaal, Antoine Fuqua reteam for The Guilty remake
The original film, a suspense thriller, was the official entry of Denmark in the Best International Feature category of Oscars 2019
Jake Gyllenhaal is reuniting with filmmaker Antoine Fuqua for the upcoming remake of Danish feature The Guilty. The duo had previously collaborated on 2015 boxing drama Southpaw.
The new movie has a script by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, reported Deadline. The original film, a suspense thriller, was the official entry of Denmark in the Best International Feature category of 2019 Academy Awards. The film had also bagged the world audience award at Sundance the same year.
The story follows a police officer under investigation who is 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 will also produce this project alongside Nine Stories co-founder Riva Marker, with Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak and Svetlana Metkina producing for Bold Films.