Movie News in 60 Seconds: Hugh Jackman Kidnaps a Kidnapper; Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana will ‘Swindle’ Somebody; From ‘Warrior’ to ‘Neverland’

Movie News in 60 Seconds: Hugh Jackman Kidnaps a Kidnapper; Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana will ‘Swindle’ Somebody; From ‘Warrior’ to ‘Neverland’

Mar 16, 2012

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Made to Thrill: It looks like Hugh Jackman will be expanding his repertoire of action heroes in the future; the Wolverine star will take on the lead role in Prisoners, a thriller about a carpenter who kidnaps a man he suspects of kidnapping his daughter and her best friend. Denis Villeneuve, who made the Academy Award-nominated Incendies, is set to direct, though the project will not go before the cameras until next year. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Girls With Guns?: We’re guessing -- OK, we’re fervently fan-boy dreaming -- that Swindle, a secretive project described only as an “action-heist” flick, will involve the lead characters firing weapons, because the movie is being developed as a starring vehicle for Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana. It’s still in the early stages, but Fox and Saldana have wanted to work together for a while, and both will serve as producers on the picture. [Deadline]

From ‘Warrior’ to ‘Neverland’: Director Gavin O’Connor won mostly positive critical notices for his recent MMA (mixed martial arts) drama Warrior, and now he may be moving onward to the PP (Peter Pan) fantasy Neverland. Reportedly it’s an origin story; Channing Tatum is attached to star. [The Hollywood Reporter]
 

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