Melissa Leo co-stars in Denis Villeneuve pic

Paul Dano has come on board to join Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Alcon Entertainment’s “Prisoners.”

Pic also stars Melissa Leo with Denis Villeneuve helming.

Script by Aaron Guzikowski revolves around a small-town carpenter 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 assigned to the case.

Alcon toppers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson are producing, along with 8:38 Prods.’ Kira Davis and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner. Ed McDonnell and John Stark exec produce.

Production is scheduled to begin in early 2013. Alcon is targeting a fall 2013 release through its output deal with Warner Bros.

The WME-repped Dano was last seen in Sony and FilmDistrict’s “Looper” and recently wrapped production on Steve McQueen’s “Twelve Years a Slave.”

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