Kate Mara of House of Cards fame and Selma star David Oyelowo are set to star in an upcoming true crime thriller called Captive. The film tells the story of a man–Brian Nichols–who escapes police custody and holds a woman captive in her own home. He murdered four people.
Ashley Smith is a young mom who wrote a book about this real-life experience, called Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story Of The Atlanta Hostage Hero. Kate Mara will portray her in Captive. David Oyelowo stars as the escapee who holds her captive. Smith reportedly calmed her captor by sharing the book, A Purpose Driven Life, with him.
Smith was struggling with addiction at the time Brian Nichols held her captive, and used some of the lessons she adapted in her fight with addiction to calm him.
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In addition to playing the role of reporter Zoe Barnes on House of Cards for one season, Kate Mara recently starred in sci-fi thriller Transcendence alongside Johnny Depp. She also starred in the reboot of the Fantastic Four.
Paramount has recently secured the worldwide distribution rights for Captive. This means the film is headed to the big screen. Fans can look forward to seeing Kate Mara and David Oyelowo in Captive when it premieres on September 18th.