Antoine Fuqua on directing Jake Gyllenhaal in The Guilty: We were both trapped
 
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Antoine Fuqua on directing Jake Gyllenhaal in The Guilty: We were both trapped

The film marked the reunion of the actor-director duo after Southpaw.

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Oct 05, 2021
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After Southpaw, filmmaker Antoine Fuqua reunited with Jake Gyllenhaal for The Guilty marking their second outing together. The film dropped on Netflix a few days back and has been lauded by the critics and masses alike. During an interaction, Antoine recently revealed the difficulty he faced during the shoot amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The filmmaker had come in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus making him isolated from the whole team on the sets.

Antoine told The Hollywood Reporter, "I had to work out of a van, outside of the studio, because someone close to me got COVID-19. I was negative, but I couldn’t jeopardize the whole movie."

The filmmaker further said that he found himself in a van, alone, with monitors, walkie-talkies and headsets to communicate with the crew and with leading actor Jake. 

Gyllenhaal was also in the same situation as he was locked in a room with all the cameras, monitors and other actors were on the phone. 

The filmmaker added, "We were both trapped, and that wasn’t something that was planned. It just turned out that way, but once again, we were just in it together."

The Guilty takes place throughout a single morning in a 911 dispatch call centre. The film shows a call operator named Joe Baylor (Gyllenhaal) trying to save a caller in grave danger. But he soon discovers that nothing is as it seems and facing the truth is the only way out.

The film also features Christina Vidal in a pivotal role, while actors namely Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, Eli Goree, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano and Peter Sarsgaard have lent their voices.

For the uninitiated, The Guilty is the English remake of the 2018 Hollywood film of the same name directed by then debutant Gustav Möller. 

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