Missing Star Causes ‘Prisoners’ Delay

Back in December it was rumored that X-Men star Hugh Jackman was in heavy talks to join the cast of Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day) latest pic, Prisoners, which also saw Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe all considered for roles. With the start date weeks away, the production has officially been delayed, reports the Valley Independent Sentinel. The implied reason is that Warner Bros. Pictures has yet to lock down the star — meaning Jackman might not be toplining. Expect an announcement next week. Aaron Guzikowski’s dark tale centers on a small-town man who, after his daughter and her friend are kidnapped and the cops fail to solve the crime, takes matters into his own hands, holding hostage the person he suspects committed the crime (sounds very similar to the Sundance title 7 Days).

Source: Valley Independent Sentinel