Ambush: Michael Bay’s Thriller to Star Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in Michael Bay Thriller ‘Ambulance’

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Michael Bay’s latest feature project, Ambulance.
The project, which has a script by ‘Chuck’ creator Chris Fedak, is based on a 2005 Dutch thriller.

Universal is distributing the thriller, which is being produced by Bradley Fischer, William Sherak and James Vanderbilt.

The part was rewritten, giving the filmmakers a broader casting canvas and leading them to go after Abdul-Mateen, who has an opening in his schedule caused by Aquaman 2 pushing by several months next year.

Abdul-Mateen continues to be on a hot streak that began with his key role in HBO’s acclaimed limited series Watchmen. He is in the current awards season conversation thanks to his turn in Aaron Sorkin’s true-life drama, The Trial of the Chicago 7, in which he plays Black Panther party co-founder Bobby Seale.

He has horror thriller Candyman awaiting an August 2021 release and earlier this year he shot a part in new installment of The Matrix. On next year’s horizon.

He will be starring opposite Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth in George Miller’s Mad Max Furiosa spinoff.