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Jake Gyllenhaal Mini-Series ‘Presumed Innocent’ Filming in Chicago This Week

Jake Gyllenhaal’s first foray into TV will be filming in Chicago this week. But before you get too excited… the Warner Brothers / Apple TV+ mini series will just be filming second unit exterior scenes for a couple of days, wrapping up by the weekend. The series is written and produced by David E Kelley, best known for his success with Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, and The Practice, to name just a few.

The series filmed in Los Angeles over the first half of the year, and Gyllenhaal is not expected to make the trip to Chicago for this brief bout of filming.

Inspired by Chicago writer Scott Turow’s courtroom thriller, Presumed Innocent is the story of a horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorneys’ office when one of its own is suspected of the crime. The book was published in 1987 and was turned into a 1990 feature starring Harrison Ford in the role Gyllenhaal is helming.

Let’s take a quick jaunt back to 1990 for the trailer to the original Presumed Innocent

Oscar Nom Joins Cast

Gyllenhaal will be joined by actor Ruth Negga. Negga recently starred in Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut Passing and in Macbeth on Broadway. She earned a Tony nomination for Macbeth and an Oscar nomination for Loving. 

Kelley serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner of the series, which hails from Bad Robot Productions and David E. Kelley Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams and Rachel Rusch Rich executive produce for Bad Robot. Kelley executive produces through David E. Kelley Productions alongside Matthew Tinker. Gyllenhaal, Dustin Thomason and Sharr White also serve as executive producers. Turow and Miki Johnson are co-executive producers. Anne Sewitsky will direct and executive produce the first two episodes.

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Photo Credit: Jake Gyllenhaal Photo by Glenn Francis, used under license CC BY-SA 4.0.

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