Is it possible to control Jake Gyllenhaal’s smoldering hotness and intensity by playing “the guy on the phone?” The Guilty, a new Netflix Original, will put that theory to the test. The Guilty stars Gyllenhaal as a seemingly mild-mannered 911 operator until he receives a distressing call that throws him over the edge in an attempt to save a woman who has been taken. The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and written by Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective). Has she, or has she not?
There’s more than meets the eye, as the trailer implies, and whatever twisted story is unfolding will put Gyllenhaal through the wringer. According to Deadline, The Guilty has an excellent supporting cast, despite the fact that he is the primary focus of the debut teaser, which keeps the action restricted to the contact center. In this version of the Danish thriller Den Skyldige, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough, and Paul Dano also star.
The official synopsis is as follows:
The Guilty takes place in a 911 dispatch call center over the course of a single morning. Joe Bayler (Gyllenhaal) is a call center operator who tries to save a caller who is in great danger—but he soon learns that nothing is as it seems, and that embracing the truth is the only way out.
Netflix will begin streaming The Guilty on October 1st.