Guy Ritchies Jake Gyllenhaal-Fronted Film Acquired By MGM And Amazon

It was previously reported that Jake Gyllenhaal will star in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film, believed to have been titled The Interpreter, but now untitled. Now comes word that Amazon and MGM have closed a deal to acquire the film both domestically and internationally. MGM will handle theatrical distribution in the U.S. while Amazon will take streaming rights here and abroad. The synopsis for the film, 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.” Ritchie, who co-wrote the script, was inspired by the stories he heard from soldiers and interpreters to make this film. Production will begin near the end of January. Ritchie’s next film, Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, hits theaters in March.

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