A childless woman gets a "wrong number" call from a kidnapper who has her son. She must trying and rescue the child before the kidnappers carry out their threats.
How about this, Craig:
‘A childless woman gets a “wrong number” call from a kidnapper who claims to have her son, thereby becoming the only person with any chance of rescuing an unknown child before the kidnappers carry out their threats.’
I like your story idea.
I agree with dpg — as presented the logline is confusing. I do like the concept though, and Lee Brooks’ attempt is pretty good, albeit a bit lengthy (and “Thereby becoming…” feels a bit clumsy…)
“A bereaved mother finds herself as lead negotiator with a deranged kidnapper who believes that she is the mother of the child he has kidnapped when he mistakenly dials her number.”
best of luck with it.
Mistaken as the boy’s mother, a woman must try and rescue the boy before the kidnappers carry out their threats.
Shorter and to the point. The link to the video in my first comment shows the panic I was hoping to get across.