Watch Jake Gyllenhaal as a US Army sergeant in Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal has a big debt to pay off The deal.

In Guy Ritchie’s upcoming military thriller, Gyllenhaal, 42, plays US Army Sergeant John Kinley alongside Dar Salim as Afghan interpreter Ahmed.

“After an ambush, Ahmed goes to great lengths to save Kinley’s life,” reads an official synopsis.

“When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family have not been granted safe passage to America as promised, he must pay off his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down,” he adds. the synopsis.

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Dar Salim (left) as Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal (right) as Sgt.  John Kinley in THE COVENANT, directed by Guy Ritchie, a film from Metro Goldwyn Meyer Pictures.

Dar Salim (left) as Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal (right) as Sgt. John Kinley in THE COVENANT, directed by Guy Ritchie, a film from Metro Goldwyn Meyer Pictures.

Images by Christopher Raphael/Metro Goldwyn Meyer

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The trailer plays up the heartbreaking moment of Kinley being attacked and rescued by Ahmed before transitioning to the present day when the latter is in trouble.

“For three weeks, this family believed I was dead,” Emily Beecham’s character tells Kinley.

“If it wasn’t enough for him to carry me through those mountains, now he’s hiding in a hole somewhere,” says Kinley.

“I should be in that hole,” he adds angrily, later saying, “I’m going to have to get it out myself.”

(Left to right) Dar Salim as Ahmed, Jason Wong as Joshua

(Left to right) Dar Salim as Ahmed, Jason Wong as Joshua “JJ Jung”, Jake Gyllenhaal as Sgt. John Kinley, Christian Ochoa as Eduardo “Chow Chow” Lopez and Rhys Yates as Tom “Tom Cat” Hancock in THE COVENANT, directed by Guy Ritchie, a film from Metro Goldwyn Meyer Pictures.

Images by Christopher Raphael/Metro Goldwyn Meyer

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The deal it was originally titled The interpreterbut Ritchie, 54, revealed why the title had changed at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, last December.

“Nomi, it seems, is about the most challenging aspect of filmmaking,” said the director Variety. “In the last few films I’ve done, the hardest decision to make was the name of the film. To this day, it’s called The deal.”

He also revealed that he completed the film “literally in the last few days”.

The deal – also starring Alexander Ludwig, Antony Starr, Bobby Schofield and Jonny Lee Miller – is in theaters April 21.

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