We sit down with Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim and discuss Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant.
marks a change of pace for both its director and star. While Jake Gyllenhaal’s been on a fantastic roll lately, playing characters that range from morally complex (The Guilty) to deranged (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Nightcrawler, Ambulance and many more), it’s been a while since he’s played a legit hero. You’d have to go back to Stronger and then before that Source Code to think of a time Gyllenhaal played a guy whose morals were always in the right place. In Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant he plays Sgt John Kinley who returns to war-torn Afghanistan in order to retrieve the interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim) who saved him from Taliban. Gyllenhaal talked about why he chose to play a heroic role and how the story made him feel patriotic. Salim, who steals show as the edgy and quick-witted Ahmed explains that making the relationship between the two characters defined by necessity instead of brotherhood was a more true take on the genre. The Covenant by Guy Ritchie is now in theaters. Check out our review!The movie has the following synopsis.
The covenant follows US Army Sergent John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal), and Afghan interpreter Ahmed. Ahmed goes to Herculean measures to save Kinley after an ambush. Kinley must return to the war zone in order to retrieve Ahmed and his family before the Taliban capture them.