With Hugh Jackman in the lead and Melissa Leo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Viola Davis and Paul Dano all set for supporting roles, Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners is starting to turn into quite a promising project. Today, things have gotten even better as we now have word that Terrence Howard will take a role in the film as well.
Following “a small town carpenter (Jackman) who takes the law into his own hands when the local police can’t find his kidnapped daughter and her best friend,” the film sounds pretty standard, right? You’d think so given that plot description. Although, considering the fact that the project has attracted as much talent as it has, I’m sure Villeneuve is cooking up something special with this one.
No word yet on which role Howard will play but those who have seen him give his best work in films like Crash and Hustle and Flow will know that he’s a capable actor with a lot of talent. Whichever role he ends up appearing in, I’m sure he’ll give a fine performance.
I’ve always liked Howard’s work and though he’s flown a bit under the radar lately, Prisoners should help put him back in the public eye. Perhaps it can even put him back on the awards circuit. A strong supporting turn could net him some recognition from critics, which would definitely be nice to see.
Production is set to start early next year and as always, we’ll keep you posted on the film as more news arises.
In the meantime though, head down to the comments and let us know what you think of Terrence Howard joining the cast. Are you a fan of his work? What do you think of Prisoners as a whole? Are you looking forward to the film? Let us know in the comments section below.