Paramount Pictures has secured worldwide distribution rights to Captive, the based-on-a-true-story thriller starring Selma‘s David Oyelowo and Kate Mara. The studio has already set a September 18, 2015 release date.
Directed by Jerry Jameson and written by Brian Bird, the pic centers on Ashley Smith (Mara), a single mom who struggles to overcome her drug addiction to regain custody of her daughter. But she is taken hostage by an escaped, quadruple murderer (played by Oyelowo in about a polar opposite a part as possible from Selma‘s Martin Luther King). Ashley’s only defenses: faith in God, a love for her daughter, and the book A Purpose Driven Life, parts of which she reads aloud to her captor during the harrowing ordeal. This leads to an epiphany for both Ashley and the convict. Michael K Williams, Leonor Varela, Jessica Oyelowo and Mimi Rogers co-star.