David Oyelowo (Jack Reacher, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Kate Mara (“House of Cards,” 127 Hours) are set to star in BN Films’ upcoming true crime thriller, Captive, says a story today at The Hollywood Reporter.
To be directed by Jerry Jameson (Airport ’77), Captive is based on the true story of Brian Nichols who, in 2005, took several lives in his escape from Atlanta’s Fulton County courthouse, launching a full-scale police manhunt.
Oyelowo will play Nichols with Mara starring as Ashley Smith, a single mother who Nichols took hostage and who was able to reason with Nichols, ultimately to the point that she was able to call the police. Later, Smith wrote about her ordeal in the book “An Unlikely Angel,” which is providing the basis for Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke’s adapted screenplay.
Mimi Rogers and Leonor Varela are also starring with Lucas Akoskin, Terry Botwick, Alex Garcia and Ken Wales producing alongside Oyelowo. Jonathan Gray, Elliott Lester will executive produce alongside Bird.
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