Both Guy Ritchie and Jake Gyllenhaal are busy Hollywood staples right now, so it was inevitable that they would team up at some point. Gyllenhaal will star in Ritchie’s upcoming film The Interpreter. The synopsis, per Deadline, indicates that 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.” The outlet reports that Ritchie, who co-wrote the script, was inspired by the stories he heard from soldiers and interpreters to make this film. Production will begin early next year, just as Ritchie’s next film, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, hits theaters in January.
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