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


Man’s bizarre behaviour in middle of road

premium_icon Man’s bizarre behaviour in middle of road

Local Byron residents notified police after spotting the man

Woman accused of stealing $180,000 from employer

premium_icon Woman accused of stealing $180,000 from employer

A North Coast woman who allegedly defrauded $180,000 from her employer has had her...

Coral bleaching could hit Byron/NSW reefs next

premium_icon Coral bleaching could hit Byron/NSW reefs next

DIRECTOR of SCU’s Marine Ecology Research Centre said the current threat to the...