Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal has been given the opportunity to command almost all the screentime in Netflix’s new thriller, The Guilty.
In the past, Gyllenhaal has more than proven his range by taking on roles that are challenging in different ways.
Think about his stellar performances in Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, and Nightcrawler, all of which reveal different facets of his acting ability.
So it is no surprise that his next performance is compelling and complex enough to take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster.
In fact, it could result in one of his best performances yet, reports Collider.
Antoine Fuqua is directing from a screenplay by True Detective series creator Nic Pizzolatto, with the film based on Gustav Moller’s acclaimed 2018 Danish drama, Den Skyldige.
Here’s the basic premise via Deadline:
The film takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call centre.
Call operator Joe Baylor (Gyllenhaal) tries to save a caller in grave danger—but he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems, and facing the truth is the only way out.
Acting alongside voices on the other end of the phone (by Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph), Gyllenhaal is almost always the only face we see on screen, besides the other 911 operators in the building.
Take it away, Gyllenhaal:
The Guilty will be released on Netflix on September 24.
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