Gyllenhaal Is “Prisoners” With Jackman

Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star opposite Hugh Jackman in the gritty thriller “Prisoners” at Alcon Entertainment says Variety.

Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband”) penned the script which revolves around a small-town carpenter named Keller (Jackman) whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped.

After the cops fail to find them, Keller takes the law into his own hands. In the process, he runs up against the big city detective (Gyllenhaal) assigned to the case.

Denis Villeneuve (“Incendies”) is directing while Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Kira Davis and Adam Kolbrenner are producing.

Shooting will begin early 2013, once Jackman completes “The Wolverine” for Fox, and a November 2013 release through Warner Bros. Pictures is already set.