Hugh Jackman lives out every parent's worst nightmare when his daughter, along with the daughter of family friends, is kidnapped on Thanksgiving in the trailer for Prisoners. He and his wife, played by Maria Bello, devolve into understandable puddles of fear and rage when the detective on their case (Jake Gyllenhaal) locates a creepy suspect (Paul Dano). Without proper evidence, the suspect is let go — but not for long. He soon finds the tables are turned and he is now the prisoner. Jackman's character is intent on making him talk, by any means necessary.
Those who have seen his young psychopath in Taking Lives know Dano excels at quiet, sinister characters, and he helps make Prisoners look haunting, dreary, and altogether incredibly disturbing. I love seeing Jackman as the protective father, but I'm especially interested in watching Gyllenhaal. Is it just me or does his detective seem like he might have something to hide? Also, the supporting cast is incredible: Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, and Melissa Leo. The movie opens on Sept. 20, but watch the trailer after the jump.