'Ambulance': 5 things to know about Michael Bay's thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal

The movie, based on the 2005 Danish film of the same name by Laurits Munch-Petersen and Lars Andreas Pedersen boasts of a stellar cast as well


                            'Ambulance': 5 things to know about Michael Bay's thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal
Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Jake Gyllenhaal in a still from 'Ambulance' (Universal/YouTube)
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'Ambulance' is one of the much-anticipated releases in April and promises some good old-fashioned Michael Bayhem. The movie, based on the 2005 Danish film of the same name by Laurits Munch-Petersen and Lars Andreas Pedersen boasts of a stellar cast. Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul Mateen II star as adoptive brothers who commit a bank robbery and then hijack an ambulance carrying a cop in critical condition.

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The trailer packs quite the wallop as it provides a glimpse of Bay's upcoming work although he wasn't the first choice to helm the film. 'Patriot Games' director Philip Noyce was looked at when the project was first announced in 2015. He was replaced by Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales in 2017 before the duo made way for the '6 Underground' director. Ahead of the film's release, here are some of the things to know about the action thriller.

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When will 'Ambulance' release

'Ambulance' is slated to release on April 8 in the US. The film was originally scheduled for a February release alongside Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg's 'Uncharted', but was moved to a later date. It will now release alongside Paramount's 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2'.

Who stars in 'Ambulance'

Jake Gyllenhaal ('Southpaw') plays Danny Sharp, the adoptive brother of Yahya Abdul Mateen II's ('Matrix Resurrections') William Sharp. Eiza González ('Lola') as EMT Cam Thompson, Garret Dillahunt ('Raising Hope') as Captain Monroe, Keir O'Donnell ('American Sniper') as FBI Agent Anson Clark, Moses Ingram ('The Queen's Gambit') as Amy Sharp, Colin Woodell ('Designated Survivor') as EMT Scott, A Martinez ('Days of Our Lives') as Papi, Jesse Garcia as Roberto, Wale Folarin as Castro, and Victor Gojcaj as Victor round up the rest of the cast.

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Jake Gyllenhaal (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

 

What is 'Ambulance' about?

The official synopsis reads, "Needing money to cover his wife's medical bills, a decorated veteran teams up with his adoptive brother to steal $32 million from a Los Angeles bank. However, when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate thieves hijack an ambulance that's carrying a severely wounded cop and an EMT worker. Caught in a high-speed chase, the two siblings must figure out a way to outrun the law while keeping their hostages alive."

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Director/Writer

Michael Bay serves as the director and producer with Chris Fedak serving as the writer. Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, and Ian Bryce serve as the other producers alongside Bay.

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