Hugh Jackman finds himself pushed to the limit when his worst nightmare is realized in Prisoners, and the actor himself has been pushing it to the limit in recent days, just wrapping up work on four films in a row. At this week's L.A. premiere at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, he told ET he's ready for a break -- and he's partially in the "dog house" with his family!
"I'm slightly in the dog house," he says with a smile. "I'm really trying to promote this movie, and then I'm going to slowly crawl out of the dog house, hopefully. That's a lot of school lunches, taking out the garbage, pick up/drop offs, assistant coach my son's soccer team -- all that. I love it."
Set in New England at Thanksgiving, Prisoners follows small-town couple Keller and Grace Dover (Jackman and Maria Bello), whose jovial get-together with good friends (played by Terrence Howard and Viola Davis) is ripped apart when their daughters suddenly disappear. Despite help from police and a detective named Loki (played by Jake Gyllenhaal), there is insufficient evidence to detain the prime suspect, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), the driver of a dilapidated RV seen at the time of the two young girls' disappearance.
With time running out and few other options, Keller takes matters into his own hands to try to save the children. But is it justice, or has he just become a vigilante?
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Prisoners arrives in theaters September 20.