In news out of the American Film Market, Jake Gyllenhaal is set to team with Guy Ritchie for an action-thriller entitled The Interpreter which is set up at STX.
The film will see Gyllenhaal as “Sgt. John Kinley, who on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan is teamed with local interpreter Ahmed to survey the region. When their unit is ambushed on patrol, Kinley and Ahmed are the only survivors. With enemy combatants in pursuit, Ahmed risks his own life to carry an injured Kinley across miles of grueling terrain to safety. Back on U.S. soil, Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given passage to America as promised. Determined to protect his friend and repay his debt, Kinley returns to the warzone to retrieve Ahmed and his family before the local militias reach them first.”
Ritchie is set to direct The Interpreter from a script he has co-written with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, his collaborators on The Gentlemen, Wrath of Man, and the upcoming Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre. Filming will get underway in Spain in January 2022.
Gyllenhaal is coming off Antoine Fuqua’s Netflix thriller The Guilty, and will next be seen alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez in Michael Bay’s next film Ambulance [watch the trailer here].