A remake of the fantastic 2018 Danish film of the same name, The Guilty has Gyllenhaal playing Joe Baylor, a call operator at a 911 dispatch call centre. When he receives a call from a woman who is in grave danger, it doesn’t take long for things to start escalating and unraveling. He soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out. Yep, Joe is in for one hell of a shift.
Pumped for this one. The film reunites Gyllenhaal with Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter, The Equalizer), working from a screenplay by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto. A good team bringing this one to life, and it sure bodes well knowing the material they’re working from.
If you’re yet to see the original film, do yourself a favour and check it out. In a rare 5-star review, our writer Glenn called the film “a masterclass in suspense.” You can take a look at the full review and the trailer for the Gustav Möller-directed original right HERE.
Also starring Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano, and Bill Burr, The Guilty opens in limited US cinemas on September 24th and will be streaming on Netflix from October 1st.