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Paramount Pictures Picks Up David Oyelowo Thriller ‘Captive’ for Fall Release (Based On True Events)

Paramount Pictures Picks Up David Oyelowo Thriller 'Captive' for Fall Release (Based On True Events)

One of several projects on David Oyelowo’s post-“Selma” slate, has been picked up by Paramount Pictures for release later this year, on September 18, 2015. 

The BN Films’ thriller “Captive,” was inspired by on the true 2005, Atlanta-set story of a man named Brian Nichols, who escaped from a courthouse jail and killed the judge assigned to his case, as well as the court reporter, sherriff’s deputy and an FBI officer. He then led federal and local police on a statewide manhunt, during which he took a single mother with a drug addiction, hostage in her own apartment, where she would eventually use the wisdom from a book in her possession (Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life”) to reason with Nichols.

Oyelowo stars as Brian Nichols, while Kate Mara plays the single mother he takes hostage – Ashley Smith. 

Michael K. Williams is a lead detective on Nichols’ case.

Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers round out the starring cast. 

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