Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, a new action thriller is on the way. “The Covenant” is a war movie, and by the looks of it, it seems very exciting. Fans have been commenting about how excited they are to see the movie since the director of the movie, Guy Ritchie, who is famous for his amazing works. You might be familiar with his work since he is the mastermind behind “Sherlock Holmes,” which came out in 2009. What is this new movie about? Let’s find out.
‘The Covenant’ Plot And Trailer
The official synopsis tells us that the movie is based on Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, who is in the US Army. The trailer for the movie was released on February 2 on MGM’s YouTube account, and it is a 2-minute-long trailer. In the trailer, we get an idea of what the premise is going to be. The film follows the story of US Army Sergeant John Kinley, who is serving in Afghanistan. Along with him, he has an interpreter called Ahmad. We get to know that money is not the only reason why Ahmad has been working with the US Army; the Taliban had killed his son. In an ambush with the terrorists, John Kinley is severely hurt, and Ahmad saves his life. In the trailer, Ahmad drags John Kinley to a safe place and takes care of him when everyone thinks John has died. He later finds out that Ahmad was not given the protection he had been promised by the US Army, and John Kinley decides to save Ahmad and his family before the Taliban hunts them down first.
‘The Covenant’ Cast And Crew
The movie is written by Ivan Atkinson, who has also written movies like “Wrath of Man,” which was released in 2021, and another hit movie called “Aladdin,” which was released in 2019. Along with Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies, who is a writer and a producer, also wrote the film. He is famously known for writing “The Gentleman,” which was released in 2019.
As previously said, the movie stars the very famous Jake Gyllenhaal. His character is named John Kinley. Jake Gyllenhaal received critical acclaim for his performances and has been nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for his role in “Brokeback Mountain.” His other famous works include “Donnie Darko” and “Nightcrawler.” He is known for his versatile acting. Along with Jake Gyllenhaal, we have Dar Salim, who has previously served in the Danish Army, so it will be interesting to see him in a war movie. Alongside, he has been in “Game of Thrones” and “Darkland.” The movie also stars Emily Beecham, who was recently seen in Netflix’s “1899.” The movie is directed by Guy Ritchie, who had previously planned on naming the movie “The Interpreter.”
‘The Covenant’ Release Date
The movie is going to be released in theaters on April 21, 2023. The production companies are Toff Guy, STX Entertainment, and MGM Productions. It is also said that the movie will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video after its theatrical release. So mark your calendars now! Meanwhile, we have some films on the theme of war that you can watch.
Movies Like ‘The Covenant’
Brothers (2009): This movie stars Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman. It is a drama about two brothers. One of them is a Marine serving in Afghanistan. When he is presumed to be dead, his brother takes vows to take care of his family. However, the brother returns home, and it leads to conflicts between the two.
1917 (2019): This movie is directed by Sam Mendes, and it takes place during World War I. It follows two British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, who are given a mission to save the lives of 1600 soldiers. The film follows the soldiers as they navigate the dangerous and unpredictable battlefield, facing challenges and obstacles along the way.
Dunkirk (2017): This movie is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars the very famous British singer Harry Styles. It is a war movie that is set during World War II. It focuses on the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, in 1940. The film portrays the bravery, determination, and sacrifices made by the soldiers, pilots, and civilians involved in the operation as they work together to save as many lives as possible. The film is tense and suspenseful, with stunning cinematography and a haunting score that immerses the audience in the events of the evacuation.
Blood Diamond (2006): The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and is directed by Edward Zwick. The film is set in Africa in 1999, during the country’s civil war and diamond trade. The movie revolves around a smuggler and a fisherman who team up to recover a rare pink diamond. The film highlights the brutality of the civil war and the diamond trade in Africa during the civil war.