Mark Wahlberg, Bryan Singer, and now … Christian Bale? That’s the word from those int he know, which makes the thriller “Prisoners” about a gazillion times more interesting than when we last heard about it, and we were pretty interested already with Singer saying he wanted to come onboard to direct the Mark Wahlberg-starring picture.
So what’s it about the Aaron Guzikowski’s spec script that’s gotten Hollywood so fascinated? THR’s Risky Biz Blog has read the script, and breaks down the main plot:
After his 6-year-old daughter and her friend are kidnapped, a small-town carpenter butts heads with a young, brash detective 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.
The two leads are the ambitious detective and the bible thumping dad. It’s already a solid that Wahlberg will be playing the dad, and THR seems to be indicating that Bale is up for the brash cop role, though it might be more interesting (for Bale and us) if the Batman star played the abducted suspect instead.
Below: Christian Bale is so method, he even uses his own blood.