Jake Gyllenhaal to star in remake of Denmark's Oscars 2019 Foreign Language category entry The Guilty

Bold Films, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker's Nine Stories banner acquired the rights to remake the movie

FP Staff December 11, 2018 12:12:12 IST
Jake Gyllenhaal to star in remake of Denmark's Oscars 2019 Foreign Language category entry The Guilty

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the remake of Danish thriller The Guilty, which is Denmark's foreign-language Oscar entry.

Bold Films, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker's Nine Stories banner have acquired the rights to remake the movie, reported Variety.

The movie follows a police officer under investigation, who is demoted to desk work at an emergency call centre.

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in remake of Denmarks Oscars 2019 Foreign Language category entry The Guilty

Jake Gyllenhaal. Facebook

When he receives a terrified phone call from a kidnapped woman, he must battle his internal demons in order to save her.

It won the world cinema audience award at this year's Sundance Film Festival and was also named one of the top five foreign language films of 2018 by the National Board of Review.

Gyllenhaal and Marker will be serving as producers for Nine Stories with Bold Films' Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak, and Svetlana Metkina. Gustav Möller (co-writer and director) and Lina Flint (producer), who worked on the original film will be serving as executive producers on the remake.

Gyllenhaal recently featured in Paul Dano's Wildlife which was Dano's directorial debut. The actor's next project is Dan Gilroy’s Velvet Buzzsaw, scheduled to premiere at the Sundance festival and debut on Netflix in February. Spider-Man: Far From Home sees him play Spider-Man's antagonist Mysterio, alongside Tom Holland and Zendaya. The sequel will be hitting theatres on 5 July, 2019.

(With inputs from agencies)

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