The Guilty: Release Date, Cast And More

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Jake Gyllenhaal stars in "The Guilty," a remake of the 2018 Danish film of the same name. This new "The Guilty," which is headed to Netflix, comes from director Antoine Fuqua and writer Nic Pizzolatto, and, if it's anything like the original movie, this is going to be a mostly one-man-show for Gyllenhaal. Below, we've rounded up some of the important details surrounding this upcoming thriller, including the release date and where and when you can watch it.

The Guilty Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

"The Guilty" will have a limited theatrical run starting on September 24, 2021. But if you're the type who prefers to wait for Netflix movies to show up on Netflix, you'll be able to check the film out on the streaming service starting on October 1, 2021. Before all that, though, the movie will have its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. 

What Is The Guilty?

"The Guilty" is a remake of the 2018 Danish movie of the same name. In the original, a Copenhagen police officer is assigned to monitor the phones for the Danish version of 9-1-1. He ends up receiving a call from a kidnapped woman and frantically tries to get more info to save her life. Because of the nature of the story, the film never leaves the call dispatch office, and the main character is the only person we really see — nearly everyone else in the movie is simply heard over the phone. 

Here's the new film's synopsis: 

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.

The Guilty Director, Writer, and More

"The Guilty" is directed by Antoine Fuqua, who also directed Gyllenhaal in "Southpaw." "The Guilty" was made in the midst of the pandemic, and according to EW, "just 48 hours before the 11-day shoot was to begin, a close contact of Fuqua's tested positive for coronavirus, putting the filmmaker in quarantine and the project on the brink of never happening." The solution: Fuqua directed almost the entire film remotely, working in a van with TV monitors. "We'd FaceTime each other after these 25-minute long takes," said Jake Gyllenhaal. "He'd give me direction, I'd take it down, we'd do another take. We never saw each other in-person the entire shoot." "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto wrote "The Guilty" script. Gyllenhaal and Fuqua produced the film.

The Guilty Cast

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in "The Guilty," and he's going to be the only person we really see on screen. However, "The Guilty" also has a big cast backing Gyllenhaal up via voice performances. That cast includes Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough, Paul Dano, Byron Bowers, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, David Castaneda, Christina Vidal, Adrian Martinez. Bill Burr, Beau Knapp, and Edi Patterson.