Bale joins Mark Wahlberg in “Prisoners” thriller “Dark Knight” Christian Bale has reportedly signed up to star in the upcoming thriller “Prisoners”. Bale will join Mark Wahlberg in the thriller written by Aaron Guzikowski. The thriller follows a small-town carpenter whose 6-year-old daughter is kidnapped along with one of her friends. After clashing with the city detective in charge of his daughter’s case, the distraught father abducts and tortures the man he suspects of having taken his child. Details regarding which parts Bale and Wahlberg may play in the thriller were not reported. Bryan Singer is rumoured to be directing the film although there’s no official word yet that he’s come on board.