Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming action-thriller The Interpreter, with principal photography scheduled to start on January 10, 2022, in Spain, according to Deadline.
Gyllenhaal will play Sergeant John Kinley “who on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan is teamed with local interpreter Ahmed to survey the region. When their unit is ambushed on patrol, Kinley and Ahmed are the only survivors. With enemy combatants in pursuit, Ahmed risks his own life to carry an injured Kinley across miles of grueling terrain to safety. Back on U.S. soil, Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given passage to America as promised. Determined to protect his friend and repay his debt, Kinley returns to the warzone to retrieve Ahmed and his family before the local militias reach them first,” describes the outlet.
Ritchie was reportedly inspired to tell the story “after conversations with soldiers and the interpreters who risk their lives to help them.”
The Interpreter will be directed by Ritchie who co-wrote the script with regular collaborators Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies (Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre, Wrath of Man, The Gentlemen). Ritchie and Atkins will also produce. STXfilms is executive producing. STXInternational is launching sales on the project.