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Netflix Drop First Trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal Thriller ‘The Guilty’ and the Tension is Palpable

Netflix just dropped its first trailer for The Guilty, which is set to be available to watch from October 1, one week after its theatrical launch – a lucky break for us Aussies living in lockdown. The streaming giant purchased the movie for a cool AUD$30 million following the success of Gustav Möller’s Danish original in 2018. Jake Gyllenhaal will front a star-studded cast alongside director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), who has been given the keys to recreate the single-location thriller.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Antoine Fuqua

Image: Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP

While the teaser doesn’t reveal much, it would be safe to assume that the fresh interpretation will follow the same narrative as its predecessor. The story follows Joe Bayler (Gyllenhaal), a demoted police officer, who finds himself working at an emergency dispatch. One day, Bayler receives a call from a woman who has been kidnapped by her husband, as seen in the footage above. Bound to his dispatch centre, the cop gathers his resources to track down and save the woman from impending doom. However, as you’d expect, nothing is quite as it seems with the film boasting a number of dramatic twists and turns.

True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has been brought on set, bringing a wealth of experience in the police drama genre. On-screen, the cast is stacked with the likes of Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough, Paul Dano, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Bill Burr and Beau Knapp all signing up to get involved. If you’re in desperate need of a good movie fix and can’t wait for the Netflix version, check out the original trailer below and enjoy.

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