Hugh Jackman has been cast for the leading role in Denis Villeneuve’s revenge thriller, Prisoners, which is set for a 2013 release.

 

The Wolverine actor is set to begin working on the thriller – which has been in development for almost 3 years – in early 2013, right after he finishes filming his latest outing as Marvel’s lupine superhero in The Wolverine.

According to Collider, the lead role has been eyed up by the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio, Mark Wahlberg (Max Payne) and Christian Bale (Public Enemies ), but it was the all-singing all-slicing Hugh Jackman who has nabbed the part.

Jackman has put his claws away to play a more human role in Villeneuve’s action-packed direction which will follow Mr Keller, a humble carpenter from Boston who takes the law into his own hands to find the man he believes is responsible for kidnapping his daughter and her friend. However, the vigilante father suddenly realises he may have captured the wrong man, which causes problems when he runs into a detective who has been assigned to the case.

Variety reported that the script has been penned by Contraband’s Aaron Guzikowski and will be made by Alcon producers, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

They were reported in a statement saying: ”We can think of no better ‘Keller’ – an ordinary man who rises to an occasion most of us could not imagine possible.

Prisoners is hoped to be released as soon as November 2013, along with a whole line-up of great films we are very excited for such as The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, Marvel’s Thor 2, DreamWorks Animation’s Me and My Shadow and Disney’s animated film Frozen.

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