Wilmington actors appear in hit movie

Published: Sep. 28, 2013 at 12:48 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2013 at 12:48 AM EDT
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Tony Reynolds and Jane McNeill
Tony Reynolds and Jane McNeill

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Moviegoers may notice two familiar faces when watching Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie, Prisoners.

Jane McNeill and Anthony Reynolds, two Wilmington-based actors, both landed roles in the flick.

McNeill, known for her role on The Walking Dead, plays a nurse. She is in a scene with Hugh Jackman.

Wilmington resident Alisa Harris also landed a role on the feature. She is in a scene with Gyllenhaal. While her face is obscured, you can hear her interrupting him with a phone message while he watches a video. Harris is the owner of TheatreNOW, a performing arts complex featuring dinner theater shows and events.

In the movie, Reynolds plays on officer who is on the force with Gyllenhaal.

The film follows the story of a father (Jackman) who is facing every parent's worst nightmare.

His six-year-old daughter is missing with her young friend. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had was parked near the family's home. Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but he is released because of a lack of evidence.

It opened last weekend in the top spot at the box office.

This is just one of the latest projects for Reynolds, a Cary native, who moved from LA to Wilmington five years ago to be near family here.

He also landed a role on The Red Road, in which he said he plays a "slimy security guard".

The show will air on the Sundance Channel starting next year.

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