Comedian Jake Gyllenhaal will soon be playing “The Guilty”. A remake of the hit Netflix-produced Gustav Möller film starring the actor. Jake Gyllenhaal returned to this particular film in his career.
The Guilty : Netflix will soon unveil its remake
Initially, The Guilty is a Gustav Möller film released in 2018. An impactful work which has met with some success on the international market. Worn by Jakob Cedergren, the feature film tells how a police officer, who has received a distress call, will do everything to find a kidnapped young woman. Following the success of the work, Netflix decided to embark on the production of an English language remake.
For the occasion, it is the filmmaker Antoine Fuqua who takes care of the staging. In front of his camera, Jake Gyllenhaal replaces Jakob Cedergren, in the shoes of a 911 operator who will do everything to help a kidnapped young woman. The rest of the cast consists of Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke and Peter Sarsgaard. The Guilty, which will be released on October 1 on Netflix, marks the second cooperation between Antoine Fuqua and Jake Gyllenhaal after the excellent Rage in the belly.
Jake Gyllenhaal felt trapped during filming
In a recent interview with The Wrap, Jake Gyllenhaal returned to the set of The Guilty. The actor notably revealed that he felt trapped during the production of this film. He claimed he had the unpleasant feeling of being trapped in a chair most of the time. He also added that he could only hear the other actors’ lines through Zoom. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As filming progressed, Jake Gyllenhaal said he felt the cameras were getting closer to him:
It was 20 pages a day and takes 20 to 30 minutes. I flourished in this space, but I was stuck in a chair. Antoine trapped me in a chair. I’m a very physical person, a very full-bodied actor, and having the ability to express myself only in a chair ended up confusing me as we progressed through the story. Stillness is one thing, but being trapped is another, and it brought out a lot of feelings in me and also reveals a lot about this character.
It is ultimately a fairly logical feeling, since Gyllenhaal plays a character nailed to his chair all day long. His character is confined throughout the film behind his desk to receive distress calls. But this state of affairs is also reassuring regarding the quality of the film. If Jake Gyllenhaal felt those kinds of emotions, it certainly means that Antoine Fuqua managed to faithfully transcribe the reality, and to immerse his actor deeply in the role. It took 11 days to shoot The Guilty. A relatively short period of time, but which was enough to disturb Jake Gyllenhaal.
We will meet again on October 1 on Netflix to discover the final result.