Latest Casting News in TV & Movies
facebook twitter Google+ YouTube RSS

Jake Gyllenhaal Joins Hugh Jackman in ’Prisoners’ (UPDATE)

Posted at October 8, 2012 by 0 Comment

[UPDATE] Paul Dano has joined Prisoners in an unspecified role and to compensate that, we have our first inbkling towards the film’s plot: “revolves around a small-town carpenter named Keller (Jackman) whose young daughter and her best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller takes the law into his own hands, but in the process runs up against Detective Loki, a hot shot cop with confidence to burn, assigned to the case.”

Is Jake Gyllenhaal getting typecast as a detective/cop role? Mind you, they’re smaller productions and not studio films, but its still eye-opening nonetheless. The End of Watch star has begun negotiations to join Hugh Jackman in Alcon’s Prisoners from director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies).


The “gritty thriller” revolves around “a small-town carpenter (Jackman) whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, his character takes the law into his own hands, kidnapping the man he suspects is responsible. But as his friend and daughter’s captivity continues, the carpenter begins to have doubts that he has the right man.”

Gyllenhaal is negotiating to play “the detective investigating the kidnappings and who butts heads with the carpenter.” We previously reported that Melissa Leo was in negotiating to join the cast as well.

Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband) has written the script; with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, 8:38 Productions’ Kira Davis and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner producing. Ed McDonnell and John Stark will exec-produce.

The film is slated to being production in early 2013.

Source: THR

UPDATE: Movie News

Movie News From Beyond!
Mario Melidona

About Mario Melidona

Mario has produced and written several screenplays and recently directed and edited a Black & White Short filmed on 16mm. His newfound love for postmodernism and the rise of existential cinema has been a great influence on his writings.