Jake Gyllenhaal will star in Guy Ritchie’s action thriller The Interpreter which STXinternational is introducing to buyers at next week’s AFM.

Principal photography is set to commence on January 10, 2022, in Spain. The timely story centres on a US sergeant (Gyllenhaal) who returns to a war zone to rescue the interpreter who saved his life after the translator and his family did not receive safe passage to the US and face danger.

Ritchie will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, his collaborators on Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, Wrath Of Man, and The Gentlemen.

Ritchie and Atkinson are also producing, with STXfilms on board as executive producer. CAA Media Finance and WME Independent represent US rights with STX.