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.
The film is based on the book Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story Of The Atlanta Hostage Hero by Smith with Stacy Mattingly. Terry Botwick, Jameson, David Oyelowo and Ken Wales produced in addition to BN Films’ Alex Garcia, Lucas Akoskin and Katrina Wolfe. The executive producers are Santiago Garcia Galvan, BN’s Jonathan Gray, Elliott Lester, Ralph Winter and Bird. BN fully financed the picture, and Cinetic Media negotiated the rights deal.
Oyelowo is repped by CAA, Inphenate and Hamilton Hodell and Schreck. Mara is repped by UTA and Stone, Meyer.
Kate Mara is to receive the 2015 Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award — its tenth recipient. The actress is expected to attend the Max Mara fashion show in Milan on Thursday. The prize is given annually for outstanding acting achievement and to women who embody style and grace. Past recipients include Rose Byrne, Hailee Steinfeld, Katie Holmes, Emily Blunt and Elizabeth Banks, among others.
Mara will be honored at the 2015 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Women in Film is a nonprofit organization whose mandate is to ensure gender parity for women in the film and media industries.
Mara is filming outer-space action film “The Martian” in Budapest, directed by Ridley Scott, working with Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain. An Emmy Award nominee for her role in “House of Cards,” Mara just completed shooting “Man Down,” and “Captive,” and coming up next, she will appear in “Fantastic Four.”
CaptiveKate as Ashley Smith
The Fantastic FourKate as Sue Storm
Man DownKate as Natalie Drummer
The MartianKate as ???
The Fantastic Four 2Kate as Sue Storm