Jackman Joins Villeneuve’s “Prisoners”

Hugh Jackman is set to topline “Incendies” helmer Denis Villeneuve’s new thriller “Prisoners” at Alcon Entertainment.

Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband”) penned the script which revolves around small-town carpenter 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, but in the process runs up against the big city detective assigned to the case.

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 planned.