The first bit of news people heard about the upcoming American remake of Gustav Moller’s 2018 thriller The Guilty almost had nothing to do with the movie itself, but about director Antoine Fuqua directing the entire film from a van to keep with COVID-19 safety policies. However, Netflix has quickly remedied that with a brief teaser released today for the remake that has the benefit of being written by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto. The film will be one of the movies that Netflix will premiere at film festivals in hopes of getting Oscar buzz, set to have it's world premiere next month at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. This will be followed by a limited theatrical run on September 24th before it finally premieres on the streaming service on October 1st.
The remake follows cop character Joe Bayler (Played by Jake Gyllenhaal) who, in the midst of awaiting a disciplinary hearing the next day, is demoted to an office position. However, he suddenly receives a terrifying phone call from a kidnapped woman and must work to save her from his position. The remake, like the original, will be a single location story in the vein of the 2003 film Phone Booth.
Check out the teaser for the film below:
The Guilty co-stars Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano, and Bill Burr.