Filmed by Jake Gyllenhaal and director Antoine Fuqua Criminal in 11 days. But it took Gyllenhaal longer than that. The actor recently revealed in an interview how he felt about being “stuck in a chair” during the filming of the upcoming Netflix drama.
Jake Gyllenhaal said the shooting schedule was grueling
Criminal Premiered on September 11, 2021 at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2021. The film stars Gyllenhaal as Joe Baylor, a police detective who is displaced from his job and sent to 911 operator duties. The film follows a day in which he struggles to rescue an aggrieved emergency caller.
It is an English-language remake of a Danish film directed by Gustav Möller and released in 2018.
Riley Keough, Paul Dano, Peter Sarsgaard, David Castaneda, Ethan Hawke and Christina Vidal appear in supporting roles.
in an interview with wrapJake Gyllenhaal shared how the shooting schedule featured intensely real-time plotlines and what it was like to shoot for the half-hour long.
“It was shooting 20 pages in a day that takes 20-30 minutes,” Amount The star told The Wrap during TIFF 2021. “And I thrive in that space, but I was stuck in a chair. Antoine trapped me in a chair. Every time I wanted to move, I was a very physical person, a very full-bodied actor. Am, and was doing a number on me only to be in a chair and express as we went further in the story.”
Gyllenhaal said the experience brought “emotions” to the surface, which also helped reveal things about the character he played.
“The silence is one thing, but then being trapped is another, and it created a lot of emotion in me and told a lot about this character as well.”
The actor said, the feeling of closure only intensified
According to Gyllenhaal, the feeling of being trapped on the set intensified as time went on. The actor told The Wrap that the three cameras involved in the shoot got “closer” to his face in 11 days of production.
“Let’s say you’re on a huge zoom in front of a lot of people you can’t see,” Gyllenhaal said. “Three cameras are shooting you, and over the course of 11 days, the cameras that are shooting you start getting closer and closer and closer to your face.”
Jake Gyllenhaal likens the whole experience to being in a “partial gravity chamber”.
“All the actors were on Zoom, and the rhythm was starting to set for us, and on several days we had to start our line before the end of the second, knowing we weren’t going to hear the end of the line, but knowing that. That it would be recorded as if we were going to be interrupted… it was like you were in a partial gravity chamber trying to keep your feet on the ground. “
As for Fuqua, Gyllenhaal said he knows he will be up to the challenge of such a difficult experience.
“I knew he would be down to be fat,” Gyllenhaal said of Fuqua. “And if I say five days, he’ll say four. I’ll follow him anywhere. He was like quality control and someone I knew wanted to do something truthful.”
Criminal Scheduled for limited release from September 24, 2021. It will be available to stream via Netflix on October 1, 2021.
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