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Both David Oyelowo and Kate Mara have been on a promising rise to leading man and woman status. Oyelowo is coming off a solid performance in Lee Daniels' The Butler with Christopher Nolan's Interstellar in his future while Kate Mara has "House of Cards" on her resumé and Wally Pfister's Transcendence lined up. Now the two rising stars will team up for a real-life thriller called Captive from director Jerry Jameson, who's known better for his TV work on shows like "Murder, She Wrote" and "Dallas" but has also directed films like Raise the Titanic. This new feature sounds like it could raise a lot of acclaim with an engaging story straight from the headlines that seems fit for the film festival circuit. So what's the story? In Atlanta, Georgia, on March 11th, 2005, Brian Nichols (Oyelowo) broke out of a courthouse jail and killed the judge assigned to »
- Ethan Anderton
Rising British actor David Oyelowo and the stunning Kate Mara have been confirmed as the leads for tense thriller, Captive. The film, based on fact-based novel ‘An Unlikely Angel’ by hostage Ashley Smith, will be directed Jerry Jameson from a script written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke. The press release below gives more details on the ensemble cast and crew, as well as the gripping real-life plot details of the harrowing crime.
Bn Films To Produce And Finance
Los Angeles (Tuesday, October 15) – Bn Films announced today that David Oyelowo and Kate Mara would be boarding the thriller Captive. Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers will be rounding out this ensemble. Captive is written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, based on Ashley Smith’s bestselling book An Unlikely Angel. Alex Garcia, Lucas Akoskin, Terry Botwick, David Oyelowo, and Ken Wales will produce along with Katrina Wolfe, »
- Craig Hunter
In today's casting news, David Oyelowo (Jack Reacher) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) are set to star in the thriller, Captive, for director Jerry Jameson (Walker, Texas Ranger). Written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, and based on Ashley Smith's book, "An Unlikely Angel", Captive is based on the true events of an escaped prisoner who takes revenge on the people who put him in jail and takes a young woman hostage. Oyelowo will play the convict, Brian Nichols, while Mara will play Smith, the woman Nichols takes hostage. Leonor Varela (Dallas) and Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) round out the cast. Captive is scheduled to begin principal photography this month. Hit the jump for more. Check out the full details in the press release below: David Oyelowo & Kate Mara To Star In ‘Captive’ Bn Films To Produce And Finance Los Angeles (Tuesday, October 15) – Bn Films »
- Dave Trumbore
Bn Films announced today that David Oyelowo and Kate Mara would be boarding the thriller Captive. Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers will be rounding out this ensemble. Captive is written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, based on Ashley Smith. Alex Garcia, Lucas Akoskin, Terry Botwick, David Oyelowo, and Ken Wales will produce along with Katrina Wolfe, Jonathan Gray, Ralph Winter, Elliott Lester, and Brian Bird who are set as executive producers. The film is set to begin principal photography later this month.
The movie will be directed by Jerry Jameson (Safe Harbor, Raise the Titanic) and is being produced in association with Brightside Entertainment, 1019 Entertainment and Oyelowo's Yoruba Saxon Productions. This will also mark Bn's second venture with Oyelowo, who starred in Nightingale, set for a festival run next year.
Captive is a thriller based on true events that occurred in Atlanta, Ga., on March 11, 2005. Brian Nichols (Oyelowo) breaks »
15 October 2013 3:50 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
David Oyelowo and House of Cards star Kate Mara are toplining Captive, a true-life thriller being made by Bn Films. Veteran Jerry Jameson (1980's Raise the Titanic) is directing the feature, which is also being produced with Brightside Entertainment, 1019 Entertainment and Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon Productions. The story is based on the true events that occurred in Atlanta, Ga., on March 11, 2005. That’s when Brian Nichols, who will be played by Oyelowo in the movie, broke out of a courthouse jail and shot dead the judge assigned to his case as well as a court reporter,
- Borys Kit
You know what really stinks? When an average movie – or even a dreadful one – gets great box office returns and spawns a sequel. You know what’s even worse? When that sequel gets great box office returns, and spawns another sequel. Before you know it, it’s become a full-fledged franchise, with film after film after film.
But you know what’s even worse than those above options? When there’s a really great movie that gets almost completely ignored, either in the form of bad critical reviews or low box office. Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense… some of the best movies ever made get shafted, and mentioning them to your friends results in nothing but blank stares.
Of course, there’s also some that were flawed, but could have fixed those flaws with sequels. Well, it’s time to fix that. It’s time for us to »
- J.D. Westfall
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