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Hugh Jackman Signs Up for Revenge Thriller 'Prisoners'

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Mar 15, 2012 | 2:34pm EDT

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman has boarded the long-in-the-works thriller Prisoners, which Incendies' Denis Villenueve will direct.

Jackman will play the lead, a carpenter named Keller, who's forced to take the law into his own hands following the kidnapping of his daughter.

The film's producers issued the following statement on the casting: "We can think of no better 'Keller' -- an everyman who rises to an occasion most of us could not imagine possible. Denis's rare directing gifts are superbly matched to this material, that is both challenging and explores complex themes in a commercially appealing narrative."

Prisoners -- which was not too long ago offered to Michael Fassbender -- squeezes into a very busy upcoming schedule for Jackman, including this year's Les Miserables and next year's The Wolverine.

Source: Variety

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