Directed by Antoine Fuqua, Netflix has dropped the trailer for the upcoming English language remake of the eponymous Danish feature, The Guilty, starring Jake Gyllenhaal that is set to premiere on the streaming giant on October 1, 2021.
Based on Nic Pizzolato’s riveting screenplay, Gyllenhaal will be seen as a demoted police office Joe Baylor who is assigned to a harrowing 911 emergency call from someone who has seemingly been abducted. As he desperately tries to save the caller from imminent danger, he finds himself spiralling down a dangerous rabbit hole.
After the intense teaser dropped a week back, fans were already nervous and excited for the actual trailer to drop.
The trailer seems intense and promising, and Fuqua seems to have made most of his chance to unsettle the audience and play on their fears. After Training Day and The Equalizer, only great thongs are expected of the filmmaker. Starring Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard and Paul Dano in pivotal roles alongside Gyllenhaal, the film has a lot of high expectations to cater to.
Gyllenhaal, who is reprising the role of Jakob Cedergren’s in the original, will have a lot of room for character development. The overall paranoia and frenzy will add to the audience anticipation.
This is Gyllenhaal’s second collaboration with Fuqua after the 2015 film Southpaw.
The trailer for the film, which takes place over the course of a single morning, opens with a seemingly bored Baylor getting various kinds of emergency calls. All before he stumbles upon a spine-chilling cry for help where the unknown caller has been abducted in a shite van and talks to the 911 operator, pretending it is her child.
Gyllenhaal, known for Nightcrawler, Donnie Darko and Velvet Buzzsaw, is no stranger to thrillers and will most likely deliver a brilliant performance.
Watch the trailer below to gear up for the film’s release: