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Watch Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, In Tense First Trailer For Vigilante Thriller ‘Prisoners’

Watch Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, In Tense First Trailer For Vigilante Thriller 'Prisoners'

Here’s your first look at Terrence Howard and Viola Davis, alongside Jake GyllenhaalPaul DanoHugh Jackman, Maria Bello and Melissa Leo in Dennis Villeneuve’s thriller Prisoners.

The story (from a script penned by Aaron Guzikowski – Contraband), centers on a “small-town carpenter named Keller (Jackman) whose young daughter and her best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller takes the law into his own hands, but in the process runs up against Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), a hot-shot cop with confidence to burn.

Terrence Howard and Viola Davis play the parents of the best friend kidnapped with Jackman’s daughter.

The Oscar-nominated Villeneuve’s last work was the critically acclaimed Incendies, so, given this cast, the story, Villeneuve’s hand, and the below first trailer, this should definitely be worth a look when it hits theaters this fall.

Alcon8:38 Productions and Madhouse Entertainment are all producing.

Ed McDonnell and John Stark are executive producers.

Watch the tense trailer below:

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Kevin Sorrell

The trailer looks interesting and really draws me in… until about halfway through when I start wondering "Where are the Black folks?" The fact they disappear for such a long time in the trailer gives me pause about, as Miss Leading said, how much screen time Terrance and Viola have. I need to see more, but I can't imagine how badass it would be to see the families working side-by-side with the same intensity to find their daughters.


Looks intense alright. My only "issue" is the "white-man-takes-charge/action-while-the-black-folks-cry" appearance. I'll let the "Where's MY daughter?!" line pass since trailers are often crafted by outside companies specializing in them. The previous/following line coulda been "Where's THEIR daughter?!". Will go see.


So I guess the white actors are the stars? Why is it every time I see Viola Davis she is always crying and wiping her nose?


I remember Antoine Fuqua was at one time attached to direct this with Christian Bale as the father


This looks good. I'll watch.


This looks like it is worth checking out.


Looks good to me!

miss leading

With a cast like this and the story being about other characters, I wonder how much screen time Terrence & Viola will actually have.

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