The Guilty: Jake Gyllenhaal lauds director Fuqua for his indomitable work ethic
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The Guilty: Jake Gyllenhaal lauds director Fuqua for his indomitable work ethic

Jake shared that while it seemed impossible to shoot the film at a point, Fuqua didn’t give up and rather directed the entire film from his van.

Hia Datta
Oct 03, 2021
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American actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who is garnering rave reviews for his performance in the Netflix thriller The Guilty, took to his social media platform to reveal the difficulties he faced in shooting for the film amid the pandemic situation.

The 40-year-old actor also lauded the director Antoine Fuqua for leading the team fearlessly as the captain of the ship and "directing the entire film from a van."

The Brokeback Mountain actor posted some behind-the-scenes snapshots of the cast and crew hard at work. He especially praised Fuqua and wrote that Covid almost made the film not possible.

The actor also added that the film is now the “number one movie on Netflix." He revealed that Fuqua managed completing the filming and didn’t back down and helmed the movie from a van. Jake bowed down to Fuqua for his relentless determination to complete the film and his admirable work ethic.

Have a look at the post here:

The Bafta-winning actor also wrote that working with Fuqua has been an honour. The snapshots show the cast and crew adhering to social distancing norms and contacting each other and keep the flow of communication through cell phones.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Joe Baylor, who is a 911 operator. He receives a distress call from a panic-stricken woman who, as it seems, has been kidnapped. Joe tries his utmost best to save her through various ways, upping the intensity of the tension of can he do it or not.

The Guilty, which dropped on Netflix on October 1, is a remake of the successful 2008 Danish film of the same name that was directed by Gustav Moiler. Apart from Jake, the film features Riley Keough as Emily Lighton, Ethan Hawke as Sergeant Bill Miller, Paul Dano as Matthew Fontenot and Peter Sarsgaard as Henry Fisher, to name some. Nic Pizzolatto has written the film.

You can watch The Guilty on Netflix.

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