Guy Ritchie’s latest action film begins production in Spain

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The untitled action-thriller from director Guy Ritchie has started filming in Alicante, Spain – Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star.

Filming on Guy Ritchie’s latest project is underway in Alicante, Spain. According to Deadline, the upcoming film is as yet untitled (other sources have referred to the film as The Interpreter), and will star Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal. He is joined by Danish actor Dar Salim, who international audiences may recognise from HBO’s Game Of Thrones. 

Salim will play Ahmed, a local Afghan interpreter who works for the US military. At the risk of his own safety, he saves Gyllenhaal’s Sergeant John Kinley, who is gravely wounded on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan. When Kinley later learns Ahmed and his family were not granted passage to America, he returns to the warzone to repay his debt and keep them safe.

There have also been several exciting cast announcements for the film, including The Boys actor Antony Starr. We know he can play a real baddie. Will he be doing so again in this movie? Also in the supporting cast are Alexander Ludwig (known for The Hunger Games and TV series Vikings), Jason Wong (who has worked with Ritchie before on The Gentlemen), and Bobby Schofield, who most recently appeared in ITV drama Anne. Sean Sagar and Emily Beecham also have supporting roles.

It is understood the scenes being filmed in Spain are those set in Afghanistan. Spanish production company Fresco Films is providing local production services for the film. The script for the action-thriller is written by Ritchie alongside Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. Both are long-time Ritchie collaborators, with screenplay credits on the upcoming Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre and Wrath Of Man, and story credits on The Gentlemen. In fact, Atkinson began his career as Ritchie’s assistant on Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. 

Ritchie’s latest does not yet have a release date, but we know that it will be distributed by Amazon internationally. We’ll bring you more news as we hear it.

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