Jake Gyllenhaal Looks Guilty as Hell on ‘Presumed Innocent’

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The last time we saw Jake Gyllenhaal, he was kicking ass on Road House. Now he’s getting his ass kicked (theoretically!) on Presumed Innocent, Apple TV’s new legal thriller. Life comes at you fast!

Presumed Innocent stars Gyllenhaal as Rusty Sabich, a talented prosecutor and family man. When his mistress, Carolyn, winds up dead, he becomes the key suspect in her murder, shocking his wife and colleagues. All signs point to Rusty as the culprit, but he insists he’s innocent. He would never do that…right?

In the trailer, Rusty sets the stage for a dramatic mystery about love, sex, and obsession. “Love isn’t what people tell you that it is,” he says. “In my experience, it’s just something that grows. Until one day, you find yourself needing someone.” Things are not looking good for Mr. Innocent. “That’s how it was with Carolyn,” he continues. “She woke something up inside me.”

If Presumed Innocent sounds familiar, that’s because this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the story told onscreen. The Apple TV+ series is based on Scott Turow’s 1986 novel of the same name; it was adapted into a film (also titled Presumed Innocent) in 1990, starring Harrison Ford as Rusty. The show will divide the story into eight episodes. If the streamer’s penchant for churning out surprise summer hits (someone ask Idris Elba when Hijack is coming back!) is any indication, Presumed Innocent feels bound for success.

Gyllenhaal stars alongside Ruth Negga, who plays his wife, Barbara, and Renate Reinsve, who plays his mistress, Carolyn. In case you need another reason to tune in, Presumed Innocent comes from J.J. Abrams’s (of Star Wars and Star Trek fame) production company, Bad Robot, along with Warner Bros. TV. The series’ lead writer is the legendary David E. Kelly, who previously worked on Big Little Lies, The Undoing, and Nine Perfect Strangers. I don’t want to speak too soon, but it looks like Presumed Innocent is in good hands.

The mystery begins June 12 on Apple TV+.

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