Jake Gyllenhaal’s new thriller ‘The Guilty’ heading to Netflix in $30 million deal

September 24, 2020
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Fans will soon be able to Netflix and chill with Jake Gyllenhaal.

The streaming giant has landed the worldwide rights to the 39-year-old actor’s latest film “The Guilty” for $30 million, according to Deadline.

Gyllenhaal will star and produce with “Training Day” filmmaker Antoine Fuqua set to direct. “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolato is writing the script and production is scheduled to begin at the end of the year.

The movie takes place over the course of a single day with Gyllenhaal playing a 911 operator. When he tries to save a caller, he soon finds out that nothing is what it seems and “facing the truth is the only way out,” the outlet noted.

“The Guilty” is a remake of the Danish film "Den Skyldige," which premiered at Sundance in 2018.

The project reunites Gyllenhaal and Fuqua who previously worked together on the 2015 boxing drama “Southpaw.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to work with Antoine again,” the Oscar nominated actor said.” Our time together on Southpaw was one of the great artistic experiences of my career, and I cannot wait to be back on set with him again. The Guilty is a special story, and one that we all feel very close to.”

It was during the filming of “Southpaw” that Gyllenhaal famously got into fighting shape and gained nearly 30 pounds of ripped muscle with intense dieting and up to 2,000 sit-ups a day.

“We trained really hard every day, all day, and you can eat a lot when you’re in that mode,” Gyllenhaal told Men’s Journal. “It was always high protein. I remember eating a lot of Chipotle.”

It's unclear if Gyllenhaal will have to pack on muscle for his latest role, but we’d love to see it.

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