[Movies] David Oyelowo and Kata Mara To Star In Captive Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.15.2013
A true-life thriller...
David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Kata Mara (House of Cards) are set to star in the true-life thriller Captive for BN Films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jerry Jameson (Raise the Titanic) will direct. The film will be produced by Brightside Entertainment, 1019 Entertainment and Oyelowo's Yoruba Saxon Productions.
The story is based on the real-life story of Brian Nichols (Oyelowo), who broke out of a courthouse jail in Atlanta, Georgia on March 11, 2005. He shot dead the judge assigned to his case along with a court reporter, sheriff's deputy, and FBI officer. He avoided a statewide manhunt and took Ashley Smith (Mara) hostage in her own apartment. Smith was a single mother with meth addiction issues. She used a book she was given, Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life, to try and reason with Nichols.
The rest of the cast includes Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers. Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke wrote the script, adapting Smith's bestselling book An Unlikely Angel. The film will be produced by Alex Garcia, Lucas Akoskin, Terry Botwick, Oyelowo, and Ken Wales will with Katrina Wolfe, Jonathan Gray, Ralph Winter, Elliott Lester and Bird executive producing. It begins filming later this month.