Alcon Entertainment’s oft delayed Prisoners has commenced production in Georgia. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo and David Dastmalchian. The film is being directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Aaron Guzikowski
Along with this announcement comes an expanded synopsis. “How far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?”
Warner Bros. has set a September 20, 2013 release date.