Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks For Prisoners

He's up to play a detective

Now that he’s fully on board, director Denis Villeneuve is wasting no time making sure that thriller Prisoners finally makes the leap from in-development buzz project to fully functioning feature film. He’s now looking to get a recent collaborator aboard, with Jake Gyllenhaal in talks.

Gyllenhaal and Villeneuve must’ve gotten along while they were shooting indie thriller An Enemy this year, as the director has targeted the actor to play a detective investigating the kidnapping of a young girl and her best friend in a small town. Gyllenhaal had apparently been considering the movie before he met Villeneuve, but hadn’t made a final decision.

If he locks in a deal, Gyllenhaal will go up against Hugh Jackman, the distraught father of the girl, who takes matters into his own hands by kidnapping the man he thinks is responsible. Melissa Leo was also recently cast in an unspecified role.

As mentioned, Gyllenhaal recently worked on An Enemy. But he’ll next be seen here in cop drama End Of Watch, which just topped the US box office and arrives in UK cinemas on November 23.