Netflix has just release the thrilling first trailer to The Guilty, the latest project from Training Day and The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua. Starring and produced by Jake Gyllenhaal, this marks the second collaboration between the actor and Fuqua, who previously worked together on the boxing pic Southpaw.
Taking place over the course of a single morning, 911 call operator Joe Baylor (Gyllenhaal) receives what appears to be a prank call, until he realises the woman on the phone is not alone and in distress. With minimal information, Baylor works desperately to save the life of the abducted caller, but as the trailer promises, "there's more to the story than meets the eye."
Though a remake of the 2018 Danish thriller of the same name (Den skyldige), it's unclear how closely Fuqua's adaptation will stick to the source material. From the trailer however, it seems many plot details have been kept the same – so, if you want to go in and be surprised, best you avoid reading the Wikipedia article.
The Guilty also stars Ethan Hawk, Peter Sarsgaard, and Beau Knapp, all of whom have previously worked with Antoine Fuqua: Ethan Hawke starred opposite Denzel Washington in Training Day, Peter Sarsgaard appeared in The Magnificent Seven, and Beau Knapp starred in Southpaw. Also joining the cast are Riley Keough (The Devil All The Time, Zola), Paul Dano (The Batman), and Byron Bowers (No Sudden Move), from a screenplay written by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto. None of the aforementioned actors appear in the trailer, suggesting their roles may be voice-only, as most of the performances were in the 2018 original.
The Guilty will have its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th, before receiving a limited theatre release on September 24th. It will be available to stream on Netflix from October 1st.
Watch the trailer for The Guilty below: