Jake Gyllenhaal has had a long and varied career, but these days, he's adding a lot of action projects to his already very impressive résumé. After collaborations with filmmakers like Antoine Fuqua (The Guilty), Michael Bay (Ambulance), and Doug Liman for his upcoming Road House remake, he's now teaming up with Guy Ritchie for The Covenant.
MGM has now released the first trailer for the movie that sees the Spider-Man: Far From Home star play an Army Sergeant who returns to the battlefield in an effort to rescue an Afghan interpreter who saved his life.
"Guy Ritchie's The Covenant follows US Army Sergeant John Kinley and Afghan interpreter Ahmed," reads the official synopsis. "After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life."
"When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down first."
We're gearing up for an action-packed, hard-hitting movie that also sounds like a definite change of pace for the Sherlock Holmes and Aladdin director.
Dar Salim joins Gyllenhaal as the movie's co-lead, and we're hoping this one doesn't fly under the radar given how great it looks. It will actually be Ritchie's second 2023 release following March's long-delayed Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre.
He also has Netflix's The Gentlemen spin-off in the pipeline along with The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Aladdin 2, and the Russo Brothers' live-action take on Disney Animation's Hercules.
The Covenant is set to be released in theaters on April 21.