Denis Villeneuve’s kidnapping drama “Prisoners”, based on a hot spec script by Aaron Guzikowski, used to be THE film. Everyone wanted to be in this thing. That was back in 2009. Then, well, things changed for some reason. I haven’t a clue why, because it certainly looks like the kind of drama that actors love to do. After a long delay, the movie is finally seeing the light of day, with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal slotted in as the film’s primary male leads.
Was it worth the wait? Worth all the hassle to get it made? Find out for yourself with the first trailer for the film below.
Keller Dover is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His 6-year-old daughter and her young friend are missing, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver, but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?
Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Terrance Howard, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano.
Taking prisoners September 20th.