Jake Gyllenhaal to star in Guy Ritchie’s action-thriller ‘The Interpreter.’ Jake will portray the role of a soldier who returns to a warzone to repay a debt to his interpreter. Filming will begin on January 10, 2022, on location in Spain.
According to Deadline, the plot follows Sgt. John Kinley, played by Gyllenhaal, is on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan and is tasked with surveying the region alongside local interpreter Ahmed. Kinley and Ahmed are the only ones to survive an ambush on patrol when their squad is attacked. With enemy troops closing in, Ahmed puts his life on the line to transport a wounded Kinley through miles of treacherous terrain. When Kinley returns to the United States, he discovers that Ahmed and his family have not been granted passage to America as promised. Kinley goes to the warzone to recover Ahmed and his family before the local militias reach them first, determined to protect his buddy and fulfill his obligation.
After speaking with troops and the translators who risk their lives to assist them, Ritchie was motivated to relay the gripping narrative.
Ritchie, who directed Sherlock Holmes and Aladdin, will direct from a scenario he co-wrote with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, who worked with him on Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, Wrath of Man, and The Gentlemen. STXfilms executive produces, with Ritchie and Atkinson also producing.