Jake Gyllenhaal and Antoine Fuqua re-team for The Guilty, and the first trailer teases the high-concept premise coming to Netflix this fall.
Set in one location, we see Gyllenhaal leading the film as a 911 operator attempting to save a life. The official synopsis reads, “a troubled police detective demoted to 911 operator duty scrambles to save a distressed caller during a harrowing day of revelations — and reckonings.”
The film takes place over the course of a single morning in a 911 dispatch call center. Call operator Joe Baylor (Jake 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 is written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Antoine Fuqua. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, who produces alongside Fuqua, Riva Marker, Kat Samick, Scott Greenberg, Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak, Svetlana Metkina, and David Haring.
The Guilty premieres at the 2021 Toronto Film Festival and will run in select theaters in September before hitting Netflix on October 1st.