A few days back, we had reported that Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the remake of the Danish film, The Guilty. While Antoine Fuqua will direct it. News has now arrived Netflix has acquired the film. Deadline has revealed the sum to be $ 30 million. This marks another feather in the cap, for the streaming giant, who continues to bankroll productions.
Danish film, The Guilty was directed by Gustav Moller, and the film had released in 2018. At the 2019 Academy Awards, the film was Denmark’s official entry in the Best International Feature category. While in the same year, it won the world audience award, at Sundance.
The film was about a police officer, kept under investigation. Demoted to desk-work at an emergency call centre, he gets a call from a kidnapped woman, who he must save, but first has to fight his internal battle.
For the remake, True Detective creator, Nic Pizzolatto is penning the script. While Jake Gyllenhall will also produce the film along with his Nine Stories co-founder, Riva Marker. Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak, and Svetlana Metkina will produce for Bold Films.
Director of the original Danish film, Gustav Moller, and producer Lina Flint is serving as its executive producer.
In 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal and Antoine Fuqua had worked together, in the boxing drama Southpaw. The film was received well, amongst the audiences, with the director and actor hoping to recreate the same effort with The Guilty.
So, now you know where to stream the film when it releases. Another day, another film acquisition for Netflix. Let’s see how the remake of The Guilty pans out.