Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal-led thriller, The Guilty. The project is a remake of a Danish film of the same name and follows Gyllenhaal’s Joe Baylor, a police officer who has been demoted to a 911 dispatch desk. One night, Baylor receives a call from a kidnapped woman, throwing him into a frantic rush to save her life. Gyllenhaal shares the screen with a star-studded cast, including Ethan Hawke, Bill Burr, Paul Dano, Riley Keough, and Peter Sarsgaard. The Guilty is directed by Antoine Fuqua, whose previous films include Training Day and 2015’s South Paw, his first collaboration with Gyllenhaal. The script was written by Nic Pizzolatto, who created True Detective and also wrote Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven remake.
In the new trailer for The Guilty, which Netflix shared via YouTube, audiences are quickly brought into the 911 call center as Gyllenhaal’s character, Baylor, monitors a wildfire while taking several calls. His routine shift quickly takes a dark turn, however, when he receives a call from a woman in distress. The call is almost dismissed as a prank before Baylor realizes what is really happening, and he quickly launches into a series of questions to get as much information as possible. When the woman’s captor forces her to hang up, it’s up to Baylor to do everything in his power to find her. Check out the trailer below:
The trailer frames the film in an interesting way, showing all the events from the 911 call center and Baylor’s perspective as an operator. While this does contain the action, it also forces audiences into the same confines as its protagonist for what looks to be an intense film. However, the movie boasts quite a cast, and apart from Gyllenhaal, most are absent from the trailer. The lack of screen time in the trailer for the film’s remaining stars will surely leave viewers wondering about what their roles will be. Luckily for audiences eager to see what secrets the film holds, The Guilty is set to debut on Netflix on October 1.