CS Video: Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal on Prisoners


Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners offers far more twists and turns than the average crime thriller involving a missing persons case as it follows two men investigating the disappearance of two young girls.

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Detective Loki, a local officer who has never been assigned a case he couldn’t solve but who encounters many more hurdles while trying to find the missing girls. Hugh Jackman’s Keller Dover, the father of one of the girls, is unhappy with how slow the police investigation is going, so he takes matters into his own hands, kidnapping the prime suspect (Paul Dano) and torturing him in hopes of getting him to provide the information he needs to save his daughter.

Besides offering intense dramatic scenes, thanks to a dream cast that includes Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo and Terrence Howard, Prisoners is the type of movie that constantly leaves you guessing what might happen next if for some reason you think you know what to expect from watching the trailer.

ComingSoon.net sat down on-camera with the film’s two primary stars to talk about the movie, interviews which you can watch below.

Hugh Jackman – “Keller Dover”

Having just spoken to Jackman recently for The Wolverine, we wanted to ask about playing a character like Keller, whose motives and actions will be questioned by the audience as well as how the movie goes beyond its fairly simple high concept premise. We talked about how he and Villeneuve developed his character, and he told us why he’s driven to play such intense roles as he has with his last few movies. Before we wrapped up, he mentioned that things are heating up for a PT Barnum movie that Jackman would star in.

Jake Gyllenhaal – “Detective Loki”

We spoke with Jake about his working relationship with director Denis Villeneuve, having made two back-to-back movies with him, saying that he’s a good man and an artist and how Alcon played a big part in them making the movie they wanted to make. He also talked about developing Detective Loki as a character.

Prisoners opens nationwide on Friday, September 20. Look for our interview with director Denis Villeneuve sometime before then.