Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard And Riley Keough Join The Guilty

Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Riley Keough

by James White |
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It's been a couple of years since we heard anything about Antoine Fuqua's plan to remake Danish drama Den Skyldige (which translates to The Guilty) with Jake Gyllenhaal. It has now emerged from the development murk with Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard and Riley Keough also aboard.

And that trio is the just the tip of the casting iceberg: Byron Bowers, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, David Castañeda, Christina Vidal, Paul Dano, Adrian Martinez, Bill Burr, Beau Knapp and Edi Patterson are all joining the cast.

Originally co-written and directed by Sweden's Gustav Möller, The Guilty won the World Cinema Award at Sundance and is Denmark's official entry to the Oscars. The story follows a police officer under investigation who is demoted to desk-work at an emergency call centre on 9/11. When he receives a terrified phone call from a kidnapped woman, he must battle his internal demons in order to save her.

True Detective's Nic Pizzolatto wrote the new version of the script, and given this burst of casting updates, we'd imagine it'll be shooting soon.

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