Hugh Jackman will play a small-town carpenter whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped in film Prisoners.
The gritty thriller, starring Jackman, will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
According to the industry website Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star alongside Jackman as the detective investigating the kidnappings.US production company Alcon plans to start work on the film in early 2013.
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