Leonardo DiCaprio May Star in Prisoners
02.21.10 by BJSprecher
With his latest movie, the Martin Scorsese–directed Shutter Island, in theaters now, and his follow-up movie, Christopher Nolan's Inception, in post-production, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has time on his hands to think about his upcoming projects. And, according to Deadline, one of those projects could very well be the Prisoners thriller that once had Antoine Fuqua (Shooter) attached to direct.
Alcon Entertainment partners Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side) bought the script from writer Aaron Guzikowski last year and had initially planned to go into production this month. Kosove called the Prisoners script "the most interesting, morally complex thriller" that he has come across in his 12 years at Alcon. If DiCaprio signs on to Prisoners, he would be playing a small-town carpenter who takes the law into his own hands when his daughter and her friend are kidnapped (Taken, anyone?).
Even if DiCaprio does agree to star in Prisoners, it's unclear if it would be his next movie or if it would follow the as-yet-untitled online casino movie that his Appian Way production company has supposedly been developing for him since June of last year.