It's every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. It's also the subject of the new movie "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. If there's any comfort to be gleaned from the trailer, it's that Jackman is on the warpath to find his girl after the efforts of cop Gyllenhaal are not proving very effective.
Paul Dano plays the stringy-haired suspect that Jackman goes after on his own.
This project has had a lot of fits and starts on its way to the big screen. A hot property since the script from Aaron Guzikowski ("Contraband") landed on "The Black List" (the coveted list of the best unproduced scripts of the year) in 2009, there has been a slew of director/actor combinations lined up over the years. First, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale came aboard to star in the film with Bryan Singer directing.
When the two leads left for "The Fighter," Singer went too, eventually to be replaced by Antoine Fuqua. (Wahlberg turned to Guzikowski to write "Contraband" after being impressed by his "Prisoners" script.)