Bold Films and Nine Stories said Monday they have acquired rights to remake The Guilty, the suspense thriller that currently serves as Denmark’s entry into the Oscar Foreign Language Film race.
Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in the pic, which won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance earlier this year. The plot centers on a police officer under investigation who is demoted to desk-work at an emergency call center. When he receives a terrified phone call from a kidnapped woman, he must battle his internal demons in order to save her.
All the action in Gustav Möller’s directorial debut was set in the police station.
Magnolia Pictures acquired the original pic after its Sundance success and released it in the U.S. in October.
Variety first reported today’s news.