Jake Gyllenhaal To Star In Remake of First Rate Danish Thriller ‘The Guilty’

Jakob Cedergren in "The Guilty." Photo Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
The Guilty was one of this year’s top films, and it’s Denmark’s official entry at this year’s Oscars. As I predicted on CinemAddicts, the film is going to be remade into an American film (much sooner than I imagined). Jake Gyllenhaal will headlined the feature, and more details on both picture are below!

Jakob Cedergren in “The Guilty.” Photo Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

The Guilty, which was named one of the Top Five Foreign Language Films of 2018 by the National Board of Review, centers on a police officer (Jakob Cedergren) who is working at an emergency call center due to a temporary demotion. His seemingly uneventful night shift takes a turn towards tragedy after he receives a distressed phone call from a kidnapped woman. Without hesitation, the officer will do anything in his power to save the woman’s life. For more info on the flick, check out my review.

Jake Gyllenhaal will play the officer in the American remake (he’s also producing the project the project with his Nine Stories collaborator Riva Marker).Gyllenhaal and Marker also produced this year’s acclaimed feature Wildlife.

“We saw The Guilty at Sundance and were blown away,” said Gyllenhaal. (Gustav) Möller’s film masterfully weaves tension into an acute character study, and is exactly the kind of material that Nine Stories is excited to develop. We are honored to be able to adapt it for American audiences alongside Bold Films.”

The Guilty was one of my favorite films of 2018, and not to toot my own horn (in fact, my insecure self has barely anything to “toot”), but I predicted this film was ripe for an American remake. Check out this little snippet from CinemAddicts, the movie review podcast I co-host with my better half Anderson Cowan:

If you want to witness the narrative brilliance of the flick (not to mention Cedergren’s sharp as a tack performance), you can catch the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD starting February 5.


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