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Netflix is famously rather tight-lipped about its viewer stats, but it seems as though Gyllenhaal is keen to scream it from the rooftops, posting on Instagram to say: "We made this movie in 11 days. You made it a number one movie in 91 countries."
The tense thriller centres on troubled LAPD officer Joe Baylor who has been demoted to call handler amid an ongoing investigation into his conduct.
While working, Baylor receives an emergency call from a distressed woman who reveals she's been abducted, leaving her children in danger.
Baylor is then entered into a race against time to save the woman. But as more details about the adduction are exposed, it becomes clear he's dealing with something a lot bigger than he originally thought.
The Guilty, which is based upon a 2018 Danish movie of the same name, was shot during the coronavirus pandemic in just 11 days.
Alongside Gyllenhaal, the movie also stars Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano - who viewers don't actually get to see.
It was directed by Antoine Fuqua, who previously worked with Gyllenhaal on Southpaw.
The duo had initially planned to film the whole thing in less than a week, with the actor telling MSN Entertainment: "When I first sent the script to Antoine, what I said was, 'Let's shoot this movie in five days'.
"That really got us going excited, the idea that we could shoot the movie in a very short period of time, the pressure would be on, just like it's on Joe Baylor's character.
"And if there's anything I know about Antoine, he loves that pressure, and we both thrive in that space."
However, despite only having a handful of on-screen stars, the movie proved more challenging to film than originally thought.
Not least because someone Fuqua knew tested positive for Covid-19 meaning he had to direct from a trailer watching the action on screens.
Nonetheless, it appears it was worth all the stress with Gyllenhaal revealing The Guilty will be seen in 69 million households in its first four weeks.
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