Denmark’s foreign-language Oscar entry ‘The Guilty’ is set for a Hollywood remake with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star, according to Variety.
Written and directed by Gustav Möller, the Danish original follows a police officer under investigation, who’s demoted to desk work at an emergency call center. When he receives a terrified phone call from a kidnapped woman, he must battle his internal demons in order to save her.
The film nabbed the world cinema audience award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is also nominated for best screenwriter and best actor at the European Film Awards.
In addition to starring, Gyllenhaal will also produce with Riva Marker through their Nine Stories banner, alongside Bold Films’ Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, David Litvak, and Svetlana Metkina,