Jake Gyllenhaal is having a good week. His “End of Watch” squeaked out an unexpected box office victory, and last week he received good reviews for his New York theater debut in the off-Broadway play “If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.” Perhaps thinking he’s on a lucky streak, we now have word from Variety that he’s considering joining the cast of “Prisoners,” a film from Denis Villeneuve. Hugh Jackman and Melissa Leo are already set to star.
“Prisoners” is about “a small-town carpenter whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, he takes the law into his own hands, but in the process runs up against the big-city detective assigned to the case.” Aaron Guzikowski wrote the script.
Jackman is, of course, playing the angry dad. No word on whether Gyllenhaal would play one of the “big-city detective” or perhaps the kidnapper (just my suggestion).
Gyllenhaal worked with Villeneuve on “An Enemy,” which is due to be released next year. Word is he previously considered joining the project but didn’t get serious until a script rewrite.
They’re aiming to film “Prisoners” in early 2013 for a fall 2013 release.