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WATCH: Striking New Trailer for Kidnapping Procedural 'Prisoners,' Starring Jackman and Gyllenhaal

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 28, 2013 at 1:31PM

A new trailer for Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" has arrived, and it looks to be a taut, engaging kidnapping procedural featuring stand-out performances from leads Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. A small-town carpenter (Jackman) endures the unthinkable when his young daughter goes missing, and takes the law into his own hands, putting him at odds with the detective on the case (Gyllenhaal).
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Prisoners

A new trailer for Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" has arrived, and it looks to be a taut, engaging kidnapping procedural featuring stand-out performances from leads Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. A small-town carpenter (Jackman) endures the unthinkable when his young daughter goes missing, and takes the law into his own hands, putting him at odds with the detective on the case (Gyllenhaal). 

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. 

This article is related to: Video, Trailers, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Villeneuve, Warner Bros. , Prisoners


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.