Imagine going to work with expectations of an ordinary day, but it turns out to be a never-ending day filled with twists and turns! Unfortunately, that’s the type of day that Joe Baylor, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, has in Netflix’s newest thriller, The Guilty. The film takes place during the course of one morning as Gyllenhaal plays the role of a 911 call operator. The Antoine Fuqua directed film is all set to hit select theaters on September 24. The film will be released on Netflix on October 1, and today the official trailer was released.
The film is a remake of the 2018 Danish film of the same name directed by Gustav Möller. Nic Pizzolatto is the writer of the upcoming movie. Although the film focuses on the 911 call center featuring Gyllenhaal’s character, the film features a large cast staring alongside Gyllenhaal. Other cast members are Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough, Bill Burr, Byron Bowers, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David Castañeda, Christina Vidal, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Adrian Martinez, Beau Knapp, and Edi Patterson.
The official trailer opens with Gyllenhaal answering different random calls at the call center when he suddenly gets a call from a woman who seems like she’s been abducted. Tension rises as Gyllenhaal tries his best to get additional information from the caller asking series of questions and attempting to guide the caller to safety. The trailer is a little over two minutes but packs enough mystery to get your anxiety in a frenzy! Check out the trailer as we wait for the release. The official synopsis is below:
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.