THE GUILTY trailer – Jake Gyllenhaal is a 911 operator trying to help a desperate woman

THE GUILTY trailer – Jake Gyllenhaal is a 911 operator trying to help a desperate woman

The new Netflix movie THE GUILTY is a remake of a 2018 Danish film, but director Antoine Fuqua made this take particularly unique as this was a movie shot during the height of the pandemic, which found Fuqua directing from inside a van, and star Jake Gyllenhaal acting in a walled-off set… so if you feel confined and claustrophobic watching the trailer, there’s a reason for it. In the movie, Gyllenhaal plays a 911 operator who deals with a variety of erratic callers, but gets serious when he hears a woman’s voice who is clearly in great danger, and makes it his mission to help save her. While the film looks to be mostly a single-showcase piece for Gyllenhaal, we’re guessing the voices on the phone are likely those of some pretty well-known actors – we know that Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Bill Burr, Riley Keough, and Peter Sarsgaard are in the cast for sure. Check out the trailer below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

The film takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. 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.

THE GUILTY releases exclusively on Netflix this October 1, 2021

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