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Jake Gyllenhaal's New Netflix Thriller Looks Incredibly Intense

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Jake Gyllenhaal's New Netflix Thriller Looks Incredibly Intense

The trailer has dropped for Jake Gyllenhaal's new thriller and it looks super intense. Have a look at the trailer:


The Guilty, which is a remake of the 2018 Danis movie of the same name, sees the actor play an emergency dispatcher who receives a very mysterious and sinister call.

The events take place over the course of a morning in a 911 call centre, with operator Joe Baylor (Gyllenhaal) tasked with saving the life of a woman in extreme peril.


However, as the day unfolds, he starts to realise that all isn't quite as it seems, and so begins his search for the truth.

Since the gripping trailer was shared by Netflix yesterday (7 September), it has left viewers desperate for answers.

One person said: "My anxiety!!! just from this trailer brooo!!! This is gonna be great & stress me TF out all the same time."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Echoing the concern for their nerves, another chimed in: "Bro this s*** gave me goosebumps."

"This is the tense action thriller I need," put a third.

As well as Gyllenhaal, the movie boasts an allstar cast, with Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough (The Devil All The Time), Paul Dano (The Batman) and Byron Bowers (Concrete Cowboys).

It's also been directed by Antoine Fuqua, having been adapted from a screenplay by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto.


Speaking about the filming process, Gyllenhaal said he only ever interacted with Fuqua over FaceTime during the 11-day shoot in late 2020 because he had tested positive for Covid and was based in a van a block away from the set.

He told Entertainment Weekly: "What seemed advantageous at the time ended up being a bit of a curse.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

"They were talking about shutting Los Angeles down almost every day. So, because Antoine subsequently tested negative for days afterwards, we decided to get a van that was outfitted with screens and park him a block away, hardwired to the stage where we were shooting.


"We'd FaceTime each other after these 25-minute long takes. He'd give me direction, I'd take it down, we'd do another take. We never saw each other in-person the entire shoot."

The pair had previously worked together on tense boxing flick Southpaw, which Gyllenhaal said brought them together.

"Because of our relationship and because I trust him so much, I'll go anywhere for him," he told the publication.

"I just knew, somehow, when we are challenged, Antoine and I always get better."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, US News, US Entertainment, Netflix

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