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David Oyelowo & Kate Mara in Trailer for Real-Life Story 'Captive'

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June 16, 2015
Source: Apple

Captive Trailer

"I had to break out…" Paramount has debuted a trailer for the new film Captive, based on the true "Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero". Kate Mara plays a struggling single mother who's taken hostage when the "courthouse killer" from Atlanta finds his way into her apartment. David Oyelowo plays Brian Nichols. But the happy side of the story is that Ashley was able to talk her captor into "surrendering peacefully by gaining his confidence through her prayers and personal faith". Oh boy. Aside from that side of this story, this looks interesting. And I'll watch David Oyelowo in anything - he's such an immensely talented actor.

Here's the first official trailer for Jerry Jameson's Captive, in high def from Apple:

Captive Trailer

In this fact-based thriller, a single mother (Kate Mara) struggling with drug addiction is randomly taken hostage in her own apartment by a man (David Oyelowo) on the run from the law for breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case. Captive is directed by American filmmaker Jerry Jameson, of lots & lots of TV work previously plus Last Flight Out and Land of the Free. The screenplay is by Brian Bird, adapted from Ashley Smith's book of the same name telling her own real-life experiences with Brian Nichols. Paramount Pictures will release Captive in theaters starting September 18th this fall. Interested?

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  • RAW_D
    Wow...a christian movie that might not suck?! The acting seems more believable than any of that Kirk Cameron crap...
    • David Diaz
      Almost any acting would be better than that in Left Behind. Speaking of, I happened to catch the ending to the newest version of that film and just cringed at how bad it was.
  • John Doe
    Was kinda interested in seeing the trailer until I read "surrendering peacefully by gaining his confidence through her prayers and personal faith".
  • David Diaz
    Well isn't "that side of the story" the whole point? As a christian myself I usually stay away from these kind of films because they are usually pretty cheesy and poorly acted. But this definitely piqued my interest. Funny, I have that book she's reading on my book shelf and have never read it.
    • Mel
      What is the name of the book she is reading?
  • Jordan Odinson
    ....didn't we just see this movie last year? It starred Idris Elba?
  • cuckoozey
    I thought the real-life news story was very compelling, this looks hokey.
  • Jebus Cripes.
  • Adam
    The acting looks great.
  • shiboleth
    I am pretty much nonbeliever but have strong and high tolerance for every story that includes real people and their dramas, no matter what they believe. And this one looks like it could be this one ...
  • Bo
    The pass I'm going to give on this nonsense is so huge I find it an impossible burden to bare...or is it bear?...sorry...the music just about made me gag. I have to part company with you, Alex. I find this actor, Oyelowo, just unbelievably bad and for the life of me can't understand why so many are singing his praises. I watched the Nightingale thing he did on HBO and thought him and it just awful. He so over acts that I thought he was going to literally start chewing the scenery...the chairs and the tables and anything else he could get his hands on. Plus, he seems to partake in the awful maudlin and sentimental stuff like Selma, which even he thought he deserved an Oscar...talk about arrogance...and that movie was trite and maudlin and untruthful junk! And now this maudlin silliness? Nah!!!
    • Interesting and thoughtful criticism of Oyelowo, although I disagree myself. Haven't see Nightingale yet so I can't comment on that one. Selma, on the other hand, I thought he was amazing in. But that's just me... to each his own (opinion)!
      • Bo
        Yes, to each his own, Alex. Thanks for the reply. And we all know what they say about opinions being like you know what and everybody's got one. None-the-less, thanks for honoring mine, as I honor yours...and even agree with you most of the time; not on this though...oh well...
  • DAVIDPD
    Seems good. Better than a straight up Jesus movie. I won't be seeing this movie though.
  • Joshua Addisson Roach
    I agree that Christian or "faith-based" films are, for the most part, a flaming pile of shit (this film also looks terrible, in my opinion). However, Alex, your constant jabs and complaints that any film would portray anyone who has faith from a particular religion (in this case, Christianity) in a positive light are annoying. You really sound like an arrogant asshole. Especially since the events on which this film are based on true events - not contrived for some sort of preachy nonsense. Might wanna tone that down a little bit there. That being said, this looks awful.
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