Netflix has released a teaser for its upcoming action thriller The Guilty. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsguard, Riley Keefe, Dwayne Joy Randolph, Paul Dano and Bill Burr.
The Guilty is based on Gustav Mల్లller’s 2018 Danish film Den Skydige (The Guilty in Danish). The storyline of the original film is clearly about an emergency call from a woman who was kidnapped. This leads to a search for the woman and the kidnapper.
The visuals in the teaser are mostly text on screen. The voiceovers of Gyllenhaal and a woman (probably Keefe) illustrate the text. The text eventually forms the Gyllenhaal face.
The original film was a worldwide sensation. It received the most positive reviews, scoring 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus is, “Elegant, well-executed and cleverly crafted, The Guilty is a high-concept thriller that makes the most of some basic and effective material.”
Training Day and The Equalizer Director Antoine Fukua is helming the project.
The official summary reads, “The film takes place the same morning at the 911 Dispatch Call Center. Call operator Joe Baylor (Guillenhall) tries to save a caller in a serious accident – but he soon finds out that nothing appears, and the only way to deal with the truth.
The offender will be released on Netflix on October 1, 2021.