Guilty, The: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in US Remake of Denmark’s Oscar Entry

Bold Films, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riva Marker’s  Nine Stories have acquired the rights to remake the Danish thriller The Guilty, with Gyllenhaal as star.

The film won the world cinema audience award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was also named one of the top five foreign language films of 2018 by the National Board of Review.

Denmark’s best foreign-language Oscar entry is also nominated for best screenwriter and best actor at the European Film Awards.

The movie follows a police officer under investigation, who’s demoted to desk work at an emergency call center. When he receives a call from a kidnapped woman, he must battle his internal demons to save her.

Bold Films will finance the picture.

The original film’s co-writer-director Gustav Möller and producer Lina Flint will serve as executive producers.