Jake Gyllenhaal Receives a Terrifying Phone Call in Netflix’s ‘The Guilty’

Jake Gyllenhaal’s all-new movie hasn’t even premiered yet, and it already has us on the edge of our seat.

Netflix just released the first official teaser for The Guilty, which is based on the 2018 Danish film.

Unfortunately, the clip doesn’t give too much away. But it does offer a glimpse into the thrilling storyline, which begins with a frantic 9-1-1 call from a woman who’s been kidnapped.

“He put me in the back of the van,” she says, “and I can’t see anything.” To which Gyllenhaal responds, “Do you hear me? Nobody’s going to die.”

We expect The Guilty to follow a similar storyline as the original movie, which focuses on an emergency services dispatcher who receives a frightening phone call. Although the line goes dead, he teams up with a former police offer to track down the victim.

The Guilty features a star-studded cast, including 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.

In addition to his starring role, Gyllenhaal served as an executive producer. The movie was directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), while Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) penned the script.

Although The Guilty will have a limited theatrical release on September 24, it won’t hit Netflix until October 1.

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