Paul Dano, who can currently be seen in Looper, has signed on to star in Prisoners for Alcon Entertainment and director Denis Villeneuve.

Hugh Jackman stars as a small town carpenter whose life is torn apart when his daughter and her friend are kidnapped. Fed up with the local law enforcement, he takes matters into his own hands and searches for her himself. He clashes with Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), the big city cop who has been assigned to the case. No details were given for Paul Dano's character.

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Denis Villeneuve is directing from a screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband), which was featured on the Black List. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2013, with producers Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson eyeing a fall 2013 release.