Wahlberg and ‘Prisoners’ a hot sell

03.06.09 9 years ago

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One of those Hollywood rags to riches stories appears to be in the making.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of the most sought after scripts in town right now is a dark thriller by newcomer Aaron Guzikowski entitled “Prisoners.”  Mark Wahlberg has attached himself to the project which is said to be thematically similar to “Seven” and “The Silence of the Lambs.”

Only a few weeks ago, Brooklyn native Guzinkowski flew out to Los Angeles oto sign with talent agency Endeavor and it appears he’s well on his way to banking his first big theatrical payday.   He was first noticed two years ago by management company Madhouse Entertainment who worked with him on developing the script and will co-produce the eventual feature film.  Almost every studio in town seems to be keen for the project, but Endeavor wants to attach a director before making a sale (how prudent of them).  A candidate must be in the works because a director is expected to be announced sometime next week.

“Prisoners” centers on a Boston man whose 6-year-old daughter and best friend are kidnapped.  The father than takes matters into his own hands by kidnapping the man he suspects is responsible.

Boston native Wahlberg also plays a distressed dad in Peter Jackson’s upcoming “The Lovely Bones.”

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