Paul Dano, Melissa Leo and Viola Davis round out the strong cast. The script by Aaron Guzikowski spent some time on the Black List.
You may recognize French-Canuck Villeuneuve's name from his 2010 critically acclaimed mystery "Incendies," which nabbed a Best Foreign Language Oscar nomination. The director also has another Gyllenhaal thriller in post-production this year: "Enemy," co-starring Melanie Laurent.
"Prisoners," a Warner Bros. title, hits theaters September 20.