Hugh Jackman Once Again Attached To ‘Prisoners’

First announced back in 2009, Hugh Jackman is once again attached to topline Alcon Entertainment’s long-gestured thriller The Prisoners with Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) directing, reports Variety.

No word on if Jackman is replacing Michael Fassbender, but that is how it sounds.

The project to be distributed by Warner Bros. is said to have echoes of The Silence of the Lambs and Seven.

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. He also comes into conflict with the big-city detective assigned to the case.

The story has drawn comparisons to a number of hit thrillers involving distraught or grieving parents, including Taken and Mystic River.