“Incendies” director Denis Villeneuve has signed to helm the English-language thriller “Prisoners” reports The Los Angeles Times.
The story centers on a father who becomes a vigilante after his daughter is kidnapped. When the police fail to make any progress on the case, the father holds a man hostage who is believed to be responsible for the kidnapping.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Antoine Fuqua were previously attached to star in and direct the project over a year ago. Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband”) wrote the screenplay filming is aiming to kick off sometime this Fall.