Hugh Jackman Finally Locked in to Lead Original Thriller 'Prisoners'
After circling the project back in 2009, it sounds like Hugh Jackman has found his way back to the original thriller Prisoners, a script from Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband), which made the Black List a few years ago. Last April, Incendies director Denis Villenuve boarded the project as director, and he's still at the helm with Jackman now officially signed on to star according to THR. The story follows 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. More below!
The twist comes when as the kidnapping continues, the carpenter begins to have doubts he has the right man. Previously names like Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg were circling the project with director Antoine Fuqua once attached to direct (it seems that's been happening with him and a lot of projects lately). Wahlberg obviously got to work that Guzikowski as he scripted Contraband, but apparently Jackman just wanted the role a little bit more. Alcon Entertainment is behind the film, but it's not clear when production will begin or when the film is looking to hit theaters. Stay tuned.