Paul Dano Joining Hugh Jackman in the Revenge Thriller 'Prisoners'
Fresh off his turn in Rian Johnson's Looper, Paul Dano continues his string of excellent career decisions and has joined another high-profile project. Variety reports that the There Will Be Blood star has joined the cast of Prisoners, a revenge flick starring Hugh Jackman that has been snatching up A-list talent since it got the greenlight from Alcon Entertainment. Denis Villeneuve, who directed the acclaimed family drama Incendies, is behind the camera, and it sounds like a tight thriller that might even have some Oscar potential as well, considering it stars some huge talents like Jackman, Melissa Leo, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Read on!
The story follows a small town carpenter (Jackman) who turns vigilante after the police can't find his kidnapped young daughter and her friend. Along the way, he runs into the big city cop (Gyllenhaal) assigned to the case. We're not entirely sure which role Dano will play, but with a cast this great, Prisoners is slowly gaining ground on Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace (which stars Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Casey Affleck, Willem Dafoe, and Woody Harrelson) as my most anticipated revenge film of 2013. Furnace is already filming now, but Prisoners doesn't begin production until early 2013, so we can expect a release date sometime around this time next year for that one.