Melissa Leo Joins ‘Prisoners’

Hugh Jackman stars in Denis Villeneuve’s thriller about a father who tries to track down his kidnapped daughter.

Melissa Leo joins the cast of Prisoners
Melissa Leo joins the cast of Prisoners
Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo has joined the cast of Prisoners from Alcon Entertainment and director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies).

The thriller centers on a small-town carpenter (Hugh Jackman) whose life is upended when his daughter and her friend are kidnapped. Unsatisfied with the police results, he tries to find her himself, but runs into a big shot detective who is assigned to the case. No details were given for Melissa Leo's character. Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender were previously attached to the lead role, before Hugh Jackman signed on.

Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband) wrote the screenplay, with Alcon's Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson producing alongside Kira Davis and Adam Kolbrenner. The project has been in development since 20009, when Antoine Fuqua was attached to direct.

Production is slated to begin early next year, with distributor Warner Bros. eyeing a fall 2013 release.

Prisoners was released September 20th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Dylan Minnette. The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Sources: Variety
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Comments (5)


    haha but a good choice

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @dan1 haha how your posts make me laugh... IT'S YOUR FAULT I LAUGH TOO MUCH!!!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  3. skywise

    @dan1 I have not read anything about her personal life and I dont really want to. why do you think she is a Douche?

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. Cripple

    Very glad this movie is still alive. Really pumped for this.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  5. Dan

    Great actress. If only she wasn't a total douche in real life.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

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