David Oyelowo (“The Help”) and Kate Mara (“House of Cards”) are set to star in Jerry Jameson’s true-story thriller “Captive” at BN Films.
The story follows Brian Nichols (Oyelowo), a man who broke out of an Atlanta courthouse jail in 2005 and shot dead the judge assigned to his case as well as a court reporter, sheriff’s deputy and FBI officer.
Eluding a statewide manhunt, Nichols takes Ashley Smith (Mara), a single mother struggling with meth addiction, hostage in her own apartment.
Over the course of her ordeal, Smith used a book she had been given, Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life,” to reason with her captor. Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers also star.
Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke penned the script based on Ashley Smith’s best-selling book “An Unlikely Angel”.
Alex Garcia, Lucas Akoskin, Terry Botwick, Oyelowo and Ken Wales will produce. Filming will begin later this month.