Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in The Interpreter, an upcoming war film from director Guy Ritchie. Ritchie is known for writing and directing various British wrongdoing films. In 2009 and 2011, he helmed the box office hits Sherlock Holmes and its continuation Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr., trailed by King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and a true to life adaptation of Aladdin. Most as of late, he coordinated Jason Statham in 2021’s Wrath of Man.
Presently, Ritchie is teaming up with Gyllenhaal for The Interpreter, Deadline affirms. The film will follow Sergeant John Kinley and his interpreter, Ahmed, whose unit is ambushed in Afghanistan. Ritchie was allegedly inspired to recount to the story after hearing the real-educational experiences of veterans and their interpreters. In addition to directing, Ritchie co-composed the content with Wrath of Man and The Gentlemen collaborators, Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson.
The Interpreter marks a re-visitation of the war film type for Gyllenhaal. The in-demand actor recently starred in Jarhead in 2005, in which he plays a Marine during the Gulf War. In 2009’s Brothers, Gyllenhaal co-stars as the brother of an Afghanistan War vet struggling with PTSD. The actor is also set to star in the upcoming war drama, Combat Control. Presently Gyllenhaal has one more war film lined up, this one focusing on the battles and remarkable sacrifices of wartime interpreters.
Per the synopsis, Gyllenhaal will play Sergeant John Kinley who on his last tour of obligation in Afghanistan is teamed with local interpreter Ahmed to study the district. At the point when their unit is ambushed on patrol, Kinley and Ahmed are the main survivors. With adversary 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 ensure his companion and repay his obligation, Kinley gets back to the warzone to recover Ahmed and his family before the local militias reach them first. Shooting for The Interpreter is booked to begin in January 2022.