Jake Gyllenhaal to star in remake of Denmark’s Oscar entry

Los Angeles: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the remake of Danish thriller “The Guilty”, which is Denmark’s foreign-language Oscar entry.

Bold Films, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker’s Nine Stories banner have acquired the rights to remake the movie, reported variety.com.

The movie follows a police officer under investigation, who is demoted to desk work at an emergency call centre.

When he receives a terrified phone call from a kidnapped woman, he must battle his internal demons in order to save her.

It 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.