‘Prisoners’ Lead Offered to Michael Fassbender

Michael FassbenderPrisoners has been in suspended development for several years, and has juggled actors and directors; reported names have included Leonardo DiCaprio and directors Antoine Fuqua and Denis Villeneuve. New word is that an offer has been made for the role of the lead—a father who kidnaps and tortures the man he believes responsible for the abduction of his young daughter—to Michael Fassbender.

Fassbender has sprung to the foreground of the movies world with impressive force. His supporting roles in 300, Inglourious Basterds and Jane Eyre, and his costarring role in X-Men: First Class, have demonstrated the actor’s versatility. If he can handle an Ancient Greek warrior, an undercover WWII soldier who stays sophisticated even in the face of imminent death, and a mutant-gone-bad, I think vigilante father is well within his range.

There is much we have yet to learn about the man who is power-jogging into the spotlight at gazellian speed, but “Under the Radar” seems to have a pretty good lock on this champion.

There is no word on any additional casting for the film.

Source: Comingsoon

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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