VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Takes an Exhilarating Ride in Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza González co-star in the Feb. 18 bank heist thrillerOctober 21, 2021
Recent Stern Show guest Jake Gyllenhaal and “Aquaman” star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are bank robbers who take a wild ride in the trailer for Michael Bay’s high-octane heist thriller “Ambulance.”
Set over the course of a single day in Los Angeles, the film begins with Yahya, a combat veteran, begging for a loan to cover his wife’s life-saving surgery. After he’s denied, his adoptive brother (Gyllenhaal) concocts a new plan: they’ll rob a bank and make millions.
“Look, have I ever gotten you into anything I couldn’t get you out of? It’s time to do something for your family,” Gyllenhaal tells him.
Nothing goes as planned, of course. They shoot a cop during the robbery and wind up making their getaway in a stolen ambulance along with two hostages—the cop they wounded and the paramedic (Eiza González) trying to save his life.
Written by Chris Fedak, “Ambulance” is a remake of the 2005 Danish film “Ambulancen.” Adapting Danish films for American audiences is starting to become a bit of a trend for Gyllenhaal, who earlier this month sat down with Howard to promote his Netflix remake “The Guilty,” in which he stars not as a man who hijacked an ambulance but as a 911 operator who dispatches them to emergencies.
“You’re dealing with people on the worst day of their lives and you don’t get to know what happens [after you hang up]. Often times they’re the unsung heroes in that space,” Jake told Howard. Check out more from their conversation (below).
“Ambulance” speeds into theaters Feb. 18.