Leonardo DiCaprio is looking to play the lead role in Prisoners, a Warner Bros. Pictures suspense thriller that Antoine Fuqua was going to direct but has since dropped out of.
In the film, written by Aaron Guzikowski, a desperate father turns vigilante and abducts the man he suspects is behind the disappearance of his eight year old daughter and her best friend, after cops fail to find the little girls and release the suspect. The script made the most recent Black List of best unproduced screenplays.
Alcon Entertainment partners Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing with Kira Davis and Adam Kohlbrenner.
DiCaprio can currently be seen in theaters in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and this July in Christopher Nolan’s Inception. The actor is also narrating Hubble 3D, opening March 19th. He will likely take another project first before doing Prisoners.