Guy Ritchie’s latest action movie The Interpreter lands on Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service acquires the European distribution rights from studio MGM, so that the film with Jake Gyllenhaal will not make it to the silver screen in our country.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays Sergeant John Kinley, who is on his final tour of Afghanistan when he explores the region with local interpreter Ahmed. When their unit is ambushed while on patrol, Kinley and Ahmed are the only survivors, and with enemy fighters chasing, Ahmed risks his life carrying an injured Kinley to safety over miles of rugged terrain.
Once back on American soil, Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family did not get a crossing to America as promised. Determined to protect his friend and repay his debt, Kinley returns to the war zone to retrieve Ahmed and his family before the local militia reach them first.
The recordings of The Interpreter will start on January 24 in Alicante, Spain, and Ritchie has managed to gather a budget of 55 million dollars. In the US, the action thriller will appear in cinemas, after which Amazon may eventually release the film on the streaming service.
Ritchie’s recent film Cash Truck (2021) also appeared on Amazon Prime Video in the Netherlands. It is not yet known when The Interpreter will be shown. Before that, Gyllenhaal stars on the silver screen in Michael Bay’s Ambulance (2022) and Ritchie releases his latest film with Jason Statham: Operation Fortune (2022).
Image: Still ‘Ambulance’ via Filmdepot / Universal Studios