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The film revolves around a small-town carpenter named Keller (Jackman) whose young daughter and her 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 Detective Loki, a hot shot cop with confidence to burn, assigned to the case.
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• Sam Fisher lives! Tom Hardy has signed on to play the lead role in "Splinter Cell," the adaptation of the Ubisoft video game series featuring a covert operative and his sweet undercover moves. [Deadline]
• Isla Fisher is ready to make "The Switch." The "Bachelorette" beauty is in talks to join the "Jackie Brown" prequel, which would see her in the role of Melanie, originally played by Bridget Fonda. [Variety]
• Sylvester Stallone is going indie! The "Expendables" star recently wrapped a top secret supporting role in "Reach Me," a drama centering on a group of people who all have a connection to a self-help book authored by a reclusive former football coach. [Variety]
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- Bryan Enk
First off we have Prisoners, a spin on the Taken formula that relegates the action to a small American town and transforms the lead from a man with special skills to a carpenter desperate for answers. I expect that hacksaw will be put to some good use in the course of the film. Already set to star Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, and Viola Davis, the revenge flick has now added the very lovely and very talented Maria Bello (A History Of Violence, »
- Alejandro Stepenberg
1.) Brad touched on this next bit of news in a Star Wars: Episode VII-related article on Saturday, but I thought I'd mention it here in case you missed it: George Clooney has entered talks to star in Disney's sci-fi tentpole 1952 for director Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol). Not a lot is known about the plot right now, but it is said to be a Close Encounters of the Third Kind-esque story about a man making contact with aliens on Earth. The script was penned by Damon Lindelof (Prometheus) and Jeff Jensen. Variety 2.) Bullhead helmer Michael Roskam is looking to team with Tom Hardy on Animal Rescue. The director's chair opened up when Neil Burger (Limitless) left the project to direct the young adult adaptation Divergent for Summit. Dennis Lehane wrote the screenplay based on his own short story about a man who rescues a puppy from a garbage can, »
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The milf-tastic hottie Maria Bello ('A History of Violence') is the latest to jump on Denis Villeneuve's new crime thriller 'Prisoners'. Bello is set to play the wife of Hugh Jackman's character whose daughter is kidnapped. Yet when the police have no luck in finding her he decides to have a go himself in the revenge thriller penned by Aaron Guzikowski. The projects in pre-production and has already scored a stellar supporting cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal ('Donnie Darko'), Paul Dano ('There Will Be Blood'), Viola Davis ('The Help') and Melissa Leo ('Red State'). »
Prisoners has added Maria Bello to its cast. The Grown Ups actress will join Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Melissa Leo in Denis Villeneuve's thriller, reports Deadline. The film centres around small-town carpenter Keller (Jackman) who takes the law into his own hands after the police fail to rescue his kidnapped daughter and her best friend. He soon finds himself running afoul of Detective Loki (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
More casting news has arrived for Alcon Entertainment's Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman, Melissa Leo, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano. Read on for the skinny on the next person who will be in violent pursuit of their freedom!
Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) directs. Written by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband), the story revolves around a small-town carpenter named Keller (Jackman) whose young daughter and her 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 Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), a hotshot cop with confidence to burn, assigned to the case.
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Chris Hemsworth has dropped out of the running for the adaptation of the Mitch Rapp character novel "American Assassin" at CBS Films. Hemsworth rejected the offer due to scheduling issues. [Source: Deadline]
Hader and Kristen Wiig play estranged twins who coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. [Source: Variety]
The story follows a small town carpenter who tries to find his kidnapped daughter and her best friend himself after the police can’t. Jake Gyllenhaal is the detective assigned to the case. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
Maria Bello will be joining the stellar cast for Prisoners and is set to play Hugh Jackman’s wife Grace. Bello is joining Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano and Viola Davis in the film, directed by Denis Villeneuve.
Prisoners follows a man named Keller trying to find his daughter and her best friend when they go missing. After the police fail to help he decides to kidnap the man he suspects is behind the disappearance of the two girls. Jake Gyllenhaal is once again playing a cop this time standing in the way of Jackman’s interference with the case.
The film is planned to premiere in the Us on the 23rd of September and production is planned to start early next year.
- Isra Alkassi
Moral drama thriller Prisoners seems to be attracting a great cast, scoring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Viola Davis and Paul Dano. But that’s not enough for director Denis Villeneuve, who has just added Maria Bello to the mix.Written by Aaron Guzikowski, Prisoners follows what happens when a young girl and her best friend are kidnapped in a small town.One of the girls is the daughter of Keller Dover (Jackman), who decides to act and snatches the bloke (Paul Dano) he thinks is responsible for her disappearance. Trouble is, he may well have taken the wrong man.Gyllenhaal is playing Detective Loki, a big-city cop who doesn’t exactly like pesky civilians messing with his ongoing investigations. We're assured he's no relation to Thor.Bello is aboard to play Grace, Jackman’s wife, who we assume will try to be supportive of her hubby while wondering about his motives. »
The cast of Denis Villeneuve's film Prisoners just keeps getting better and better. As if it weren't enough that the project has already attracted Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano and Viola Davis, now yet another talented actress has been added to the list. Maria Bello, who spent most of this year on television playing Detective Jane Timoney on the Us version of Prime Suspect, has landed a role in the new thriller according to Deadline. The story follows an ordinary man named Keller (played by Jackman) who is driven over the edge when he discovers that his daughter and best friend have been kidnapped. When he finds that the police are unable to help, he decides to take the mission into his own hands - and goes up against a big city detective (Gyllenhaal) in the process. While details about how she'll fit into the story »
• James McAvoy, with his streamlined combo of looks and smarts, is in talks to star as activist and author Daniel Domscheit-Berg alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a movie about the controversial whistleblowing website. With Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) directing and a screenplay adaptation by Josh Singer, the as yet untitled film is based on Domscheit-Berg’s book “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World’s Most Dangerous Website,” as well as another tome, “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War On Secrecy,” by reporters David Leigh and Luke Harding. [Variety]
• Jennifer Jason Leigh has joined the cast of Hateship, »
- Solvej Schou
Hugh Jackman stars as Keller, a carpenter and father whose world is rocked when his daughter and her friend are suddenly kidnapped. Unsatisfied with the efforts of local law enforcement, the man takes matters into his own hands, searching for his little girl himself. Maria Bello will play Keller's wife Grace. Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, and Viola Davis also star.
Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband) wrote the screenplay, with Alcon Entertainment's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson producing alongside Kira Davis and Adam Kolbrenner. Production is scheduled to begin early next year.
Maria Bello has joined the cast of Alcon Entertainment's upcoming Prisoners , Deadline reports. She'll star opposite Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Melissa Leo in the Denis Villeneuve ( Incendies ) film. The "Black List" script, written by Aaron Guzikowski ( Contraband ), revolves around a small-town carpenter named Keller (Jackman) whose young daughter and her 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 Detective Loki, a hot shot cop with confidence to burn, assigned to the case. Bello, who can soon be seen in Grown Ups 2 , will play the wife of Jackman's character. Alcon Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing, along with »
• Rachel Weisz is in talks to star in David Cronenberg’s Map to the Stars, about the shifting, complicated world of agents, managers, and actors in Hollywood (how meta!), with Cronenberg muse Viggo Mortensen and Cosmopolis star Rob Pattinson already attached. The movie, written by Bruce Wagner, will film in Los Angeles. [Deadline]
• Alan Arkin, dryly saucy in Argo and hitting the town with fellow veteran guys Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in next year’s debauchery-filled Stand Up Guys, is in negotiations to join two other greying bigwigs Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone – plus Kim Basinger – in the boxing film Grudge Match, »
- Solvej Schou
• Tim Robbins will star in and direct the dramedy Man Under, with Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz on board to play members of a family who deal with the repercussions of a photograph of them getting displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Though he recently directed a couple episodes of HBO’s Treme, this will be Robbins’ first time helming a feature film since 1999′s Cradle Will Rock. Ann Cherkis penned the script. [Variety]
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Viola Davis has been cast in Prisoners. The actress will join Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo in an unspecified role in the thriller, reports The Wrap. The film centres around smalltown carpenter Keller (Jackman) who takes the law into his own hands after the police fail to solve the kidnapping of his daughter and her best friend. He finds himself running afoul of Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), a hot-shot cop brought (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
The story revolves around a small-town carpenter (Hugh Jackman) whose young daughter and her best friend are kidnapped. Keller takes the law into his own hands and runs up against a hot-shot cop (Jake Gyllenhaal). [Source: The Wrap]
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Stephen Greenhorn wrote the script about two friends returning to Leith after a stint in the army, while various Proclaimers tunes are incorporated into the narrative. A six week shoot is currently underway in Edinburgh and Glasgow. [Source: Variety]
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