Watch the First ‘Prisoners’ Trailer, Starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal


Prisoners movie trailer

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Warner Bros. has premiered the first trailer for Prisoners from director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) and starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The story revolves around a small-town carpenter (Jackman) whose young daughter and her best friend have been kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, he takes the law into his own hands, but in the process runs up against Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), a hot shot cop with confidence to burn, assigned to the case. Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano co-star.

The film is set for a September 20 release where it will face off against Ron Howard‘s Rush and Luc Besson‘s The Family (previously titled Malavita). I almost expect all three films to play the Toronto Film Festival or at least two of them, but I also expect one of them to move off that date as that is simply too much fire power for one date to sustain.

Check out the trailer below along with the complete synopsis.

Keller Dover is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His 6-year-old daughter and her young friend are missing, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver, but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?