Christian Bale attached to Mark Wahlberg's PRISONERS!

Not desired for Christopher Nolan's science fiction movie Inception after working with the director on his last three movies, Christian Bale's hunt for a job elsewhere may have landed him a role in Prisoners. You may remember we spoke about this Taken/Gran Torino esque thriller a few weeks back when Bryan Singer announced he was mulling over whether to direct it as his next movie, with Mark Wahlberg already attached as one of the leads. Now with Bale's expected involvement according to The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business Blog, the project probably has just become much more desirable. They also carry a run-down of the plot...

Here's the basic idea: After his 6-year-old daughter and her friend are kidnapped, a small-town carpenter butts heads with a young, brash detective in charge of the investigation. The father is a Bible-reading, deer-hunting survivalist. The cop, meanwhile, can€™t wait to get to the city. Feeling failed by the law, the father captures the man he believes responsible and begins to torture him in a desperate attempt to find out what he did with the girls, whom he€™s convinced are still alive.
Aaron Guzikowski's dark spec script is going to be shopped around soon by Endeavour looking for someone to finance the piece and it seems Wahlberg/Bale are only going to be attached for a short period, so it needs to sell fast if this is going to become a feature. Sounds like a pretty cool movie and Wahlberg is in desperate need of some good material to work with because when he hasn't got it, boy does... it.... show.
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