Jake Gyllenhaal surprised her”Ambulance” co-star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on the set of the next Michael Bay action film by taking the camera out of the hands of the filmmaker and directing the scenes of the film himself. “Ambulance” is based on the 2005 Danish film of the same name by Laurits Munch-Petersen and Lars Andreas Pedersen. The film marks Bay’s first directorial effort since Netflix’s “6 Underground” in 2019.
“There were times when he took Mike’s camera [Bay] and then you look around and Jake shoots the scene,” Abdul-Mateen recently said. Squire as part of the cover of Gyllenhaal magazine. “I had never seen anything like this before. I’m curious about these things, but I would never ask the director if I could shoot a scene.
Abdul-Mateen said Gyllenhaal made the “Ambulance” set “his playground” during production. Gyllenhaal, meanwhile, said he always wondered what filming a Bay movie would be like, adding that the filmmaker “can be brash and he can be goofy” on set. Bay filmed “Ambulance” in and around Los Angeles.
‘Ambulance’ stars Abdul-Mateen as a down-on-his-luck army veteran who turns to ‘Brother’ Gyllenhaal for help when he needs $231,000 to pay for the surgery of his wife. Gyllenhaal’s solution? A $32 million bank robbery.
Things get complicated when Gyllenhaal’s character, who has a checkered past, mistakenly lets a cop, who ends up getting shot, into the bank during the robbery. They steal an ambulance to use as an escape vehicle when the heist goes awry. Of course, he turns out to be carrying said cop and an EMT, turning the already messy ordeal into a hostage situation.
Universal is set to open “Ambulance” in theaters on April 8.
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