Jake Gyllenhaal and Guy Ritchie thriller to double Spain for Afghanistan

The as-yet-untitled Amazon film will shoot in Alicante from 24 January.

By Melissa Kasule 17 Jan 2022

Jake Gyllenhaal and Guy Ritchie thriller to double Spain for Afghanistan
Jake Gyllenhaal. Credit: Frazer Harrison © Getty Images

Guy Ritchie's new action thriller, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is set to shoot in Alicante, Spain later this month, doubling it for Afghanistan.

The Amazon film centres on Sergent John Kinley (Gyllenhall) and local interpreter Ahmed who are the remaining survivors of an ambush during a patrol in Afghanistan. After Ahmed has carried injured Kinely to safety with the local militias on their tail, Ahmed and his family are denied access to the US as promised. Kinley returns to the warzone with plans to retrieve Ahmed and his family who are at risk before it is too late.

The movie has a reported budget of $55m and additional casting details are set to be revealed soon.

Ritchie (Snatch, Wrath of A Man, The Gentlemen) will direct the project and is co-writing the script with frequent collaborator Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies. Ritchie and Atkinson will also produce via their production label Toff Guys alongside Berger and STXfilms’ John Friedberg. Olga Filipuk is also to exec produce for Yandex-owned Kinopoisk.

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