Jake Gyllenhaal hasn’t starred in an intense thriller in a while, and now we have something to look forward to. After the dreadful Prince of Persia, Gyllenhaal has been careful with the projects he’s picked going forward, and it’s definitely showed with End of Watch, and Love & Other Drugs. Now we have Prisoners from Warner Bros.
Prisoners makes its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Jake Gyllenhaal will be present in support of the film. From the clip that was released today, it’s obvious to see that the film is going to be an intense ride, with Gyllenhaal pursuing a case that may act as a hot button with our recent events.
The official synopsis for Prisoners is as follows:
“How far would you go to protect your family? Keller Dover is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver, Alex Jones, but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child’s life is at stake the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this
desperate father go to protect his family?”
During the filming in Atlanta, Entertainment Tonight caught up with Gyllenhaal, where he spoke about the new thriller. Of the film, Gyllenhaal said:
“I feel like the story in general and the cast that was assembled around this movie. The character himself, here’s a quietness to him in the job that he does, in the sense of observation. Also an immediate sense of violence when he has to act, or even when he’s not supposed to. It’s a real contradiction in someone’s personality that I thought was really human.”
Prisoners also stars Hugh Jackman, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, and Terrence Howard.
Check out Jake Gyllenhaal confronting Paul Dano in the clip below.