David Oyelowo & Kate Mara in Trailer for Real-Life Story 'Captive'
by Alex Billington
June 16, 2015
"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 (+ poster) for Jerry Jameson's Captive, in high def from Apple:
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?
Wow...a christian movie that might not suck?! The acting seems more believable than any of that Kirk Cameron crap...
RAW_D on Jun 16, 2015
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.
David Diaz on Jun 16, 2015
Was kinda interested in seeing the trailer until I read "surrendering peacefully by gaining his confidence through her prayers and personal faith".
John Doe on Jun 16, 2015
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.
David Diaz on Jun 16, 2015
What is the name of the book she is reading?
Mel on Aug 2, 2015
....didn't we just see this movie last year? It starred Idris Elba?
Jordan Odinson on Jun 16, 2015
I thought the real-life news story was very compelling, this looks hokey.
cuckoozey on Jun 17, 2015
Carpola on Jun 17, 2015
The acting looks great.
Adam on Jun 17, 2015
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 ...
shiboleth on Jun 17, 2015
Seems good. Better than a straight up Jesus movie. I won't be seeing this movie though.
DAVIDPD on Jun 17, 2015
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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