‘Ambulance’ Super Bowl Spot: Jake Gyllenhaal And Yahya Abdul-Mateen Try To Survive A Michael Bay Heist Flick

When one thinks of Michael Bay, it’s doubtful they imagine him as the director to do a remake of a Danish film. Or at the very least, nobody expects him to do it faithfully. And in the case of Bay’s latest, Ambulance, he’s definitely ramped up the number of explosions, hot sports cars, and just straight-up testosterone, as seen in this new Super Bowl ad that aired last night.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II play two desperate men caught in the chaos of the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history, all in the course of a single day. And as you’d expect from Bay, there’s cinematic mayhem to the max in the style we’ve come to expect from him. This sure looks a Hell of a lot better than his recent Netflix film, 6 Underground.

Also in the cast are Eiza Gonzalez, Garret Dillahunt, A Martiniez, Moses Ingram, and Keir O’Donnell.

Ambulance opens in theaters on April 8th.

Over one day across the streets of L.A., three lives will change forever. In this breakneck thriller from director-producer Michael Bay, decorated veteran Will Sharp (Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Candyman, The Matrix Resurrections), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t—his adoptive brother Danny (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Zodiac, Spider-Man: Far From Home). A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no.But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza González, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Baby Driver) onboard. In a high-speed pursuit that never stops, Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing the most insane escape L.A. has ever seen.

Travis Hopson
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