Official – Jake Gyllenhaal One of the Prisoners

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Official - Jake Gyllenhaal One of the PrisonersA couple of weeks ago we told you that Jake Gyllenhaal was close to signing on for a role in Prisoners, and now the official word has come. Read on for all of the latest details, and look for more soon!

From the Press Release
Jake Gyllenhaal will join Hugh Jackman in the gripping thriller PRISONERS to be directed by Denis Villeneuve (Academy Award-nominated Incendies) it was announced by Alcon Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

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.

Kosove and Johnson are producing, along with 8:38 Productions’ Kira Davis and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. Ed McDonnell and John Stark will executive produce.

Production is scheduled to begin in early 2013. Alcon is targeting a fall 2013 release through its output deal with Warner Bros.

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