Christian Bale Also Interested in the Prisoners Project?
When you've got both Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale interested in a script before it even has a studio attached, you know it's a very hot script. According to the Risky Business blog, Christian Bale is the latest to attach himself to Prisoners, a thriller written by newcomer Aaron Guzikowski. We've mentioned this project quite a bit, when Wahlberg first got attached, then when Bryan Singer expressed his interest in directing, and now with Bale. Don't take this as surefire news that we'll be seeing Wahlberg and Bale going against each other - this is some early casting that could end up changing by the time it shoots.
The basic premise is as follows: After his 6-year-old daughter and her friend are kidnapped, a small-town carpenter (to be played by Wahlberg, as far as we know) butts heads with a young, brash detective (to be played by Bale, as far as we know) in charge of the investigation. The father is a Bible-reading, deer-hunting survivalist. The cop, meanwhile, can't wait to get to the city. Feeling failed by the law, the father captures the man he believes responsible and begins to torture him in a desperate attempt to find out what he did with the girls, whom he's convinced are still alive. I'm really hoping we will see Bale in this in the end.