GYLLENHAAL GETS TAKEN 'PRISONER'
Gyllenhaal is in talks to play a detective investigating the kidnapping of a young girl in Alcon Entertainment’s PRISONERS. Discussions are ongoing, and if the deal closes, Gyllenhaal would join Hugh Jackman and Melissa Leo with Denis Villeneuve (INCENDIES) helming, reports Variety's Justin Kroll.
Script, penned by Aaron Guzikowski, revolves around a small-town carpenter whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, he takes the law into his own hands, but in the process runs up against the big-city detective assigned to the case.
Gyllenhaal caught wind of the project after Villeneuve mentioned it while the two were filming indie thriller AN ENEMY. Gyllenhaal had been considering the project for some time but discussions stalled; thesp re-engaged after a recent script polish.