One of several projects on David Oyelowo’s post-“Selma” slate, has been picked up by Paramount Pictures for a theatrical release later this year, set for September 18, 2015.
The BN Films’ thriller “Captive,” is inspired by on the true 2005, Atlanta-set story of a man named Brian Nichols, who escaped from a courthouse jail and killed the judge assigned to his case, as well as the court reporter, sherriff’s deputy and an FBI officer. He then led federal and local police on a statewide manhunt, during which he took a single mother with a drug addiction, hostage in her own apartment, where she would eventually use the wisdom from a book in her possession (Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life”) to reason with Nichols.
Oyelowo stars as Brian Nichols, while Kate Mara plays the single mother he takes hostage – Ashley Smith.
Michael K. Williams is a lead detective on Nichols’ case.
Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers round out the starring cast.
Jerry Jameson (“Raise the Titanic”) directed the film, from a script adapted by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke (from Ashley Smith’s best-selling book “An Unlikely Angel”), with Brightside Entertainment, 1019 Entertainment and Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon Productions, all serving as producers.
Check out the first trailer below:
Source: Shadown & Act