A couple of casting headlines for you today:
- Paul Dano (Looper) will join Hugh Jackman (Real Steel) and Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch) in the vigilante thriller, Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Incendies).
- Ron Perlman (Hellboy) has joined the psychological thriller, Angry Little God, from director Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism).
Hit the jump for more on these casting assignments and the movies themselves.
We recently reported that Gyllenhaal was confirmed to star in Prisoners and now Alcon Entertainment announces that Dano is also on-board. The Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband) script centers on “a small-town carpenter (Jackman) whose young daughter and best friend are kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, he takes the law into his own hands but in the process runs up against the big-city detective (Gyllenhaal) assigned to the case.” Prisoners, which is scheduled to begin production in early 2013 with an expected fall 2013 release, also stars Melissa Leo (The Fighter).
THR reports that Perlman will join the cast of Angry Little God, along with other recent additions Pruitt Taylor Vince (Constantine), Tom Bower (Die Hard 2) and Devon Graye (Legendary). The film, which began principal photography last week, is toplined by Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Rutina Wesley (True Blood). A remake of the Thai film, 13: Game of Death, Angry Little Gods centers on a man whose money troubles seem over when a mysterious caller tells him he’s on a hidden camera game show and will win a fortune if he completes 13 tasks. The man soon finds he’s bitten off more than he can chew as each task becomes more horrific than the last. The script was co-written by Stamm and David Birke (Freeway Killer).