Movie News: Leonardo DiCaprio Up For Vigilante Thriller "Prisoners"

3/23/2010 Posted by Admin

Movie News

Leonardo DiCaprio Up For Vigilante Thriller "Prisoners"

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Leonardo DiCaprio is apparently keen on starring in "Prisoners" for Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures.

According to Deadline Hollywood:  Guzikowski's Black List script centers on a small-town carpenter whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, the man turns vigilante and starts an investigation of his own.

Directors like Antoine Fuqua and Bryan Singer, and actors like Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg have all been circling or attached at one point in the past few years. All have since dropped out for various reasons.

“Prisoners” has a “Mystic River”-meets-“Taken” storyline, and DiCaprio wants to play the small-town carpenter role. Said Kosove: “In the 12 years we’ve run this company, this is the most interesting, morally complex thriller we’ve ever gotten, and we can’t wait to make the movie.”

DiCaprio aside, this script sounds as if it has potential to be a great film.  This project may not happen for a while, but be sure to keep an eye on it when it does.

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