Hugh Jackman up for the fight with Jake Gyllenhaal

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman Bang Showbiz

HUGH Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal tried to fight each other before shooting 'Prisoners'.

The Hollywood stars - who play Keller Dover (Jackman) and Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) in the thriller - see their characters go head-to-head when two young girls are kidnapped in broad daylight and to really understand their roles, the pair used to practice bickering with each other.

The story revolves around carpenter Keller who sees his daughter and his neighbours' offspring snatched from a quiet suburb over Thanksgiving.

Detective Loki quickly closes in on creepy Alex Jones (Paul Dano) but then releases him without charge as he fails to build a credible case up against him, which doesn't go down well with Keller, who is convinced Jones is guilty, and takes him prisoner in a bid to find the whereabouts of his child.

Speaking on UK TV show 'Lorraine' this morning (26.09.13), Gyllenhaal said: "Hugh and I, we tried to fight all the time, before, months and months."

Jackman quipped: "Even just in the hallway."

Gyllenhaal added: "We just kept trying to get it right."

>>More Celebrity News



Jon prepares to lose his locks on his own terms

Jon prepares to lose his locks on his own terms

Bilambil man to cut dreadlocks to raise money for cancer

Sunny weekend set for the Tweed

Sunny weekend set for the Tweed

It's set to be a sunny weekend for the Tweed.

Tweed sporting clubs encouraged to apply for federal funding

Tweed sporting clubs encouraged to apply for federal funding

Clubs encouraged to apply for up to $500,000 worth of funding.

Local Partners