Captive recreates the real-life drama of Brian Nichols’s escape from the Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta on March 11, 2005 and his subsequent attempts to evade the law, including murdering the judge presiding over his trial and several other courthouse employees before holding Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment.
Ashley Smith, desperate to see her daughter and keep Nichols calm, passed her time in captivity by reading Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life out loud to Nichols.
Smith eventually wrote about her experiences in the non-fiction book, An Unlikely Angel, which provides the source material for the screenplay for Captive, written by Brian Bird (Not Easily Broken) and Reinhard Denke and directed by Jerry Jameson (Last Flight Out).
David Oyelowo (Selma) stars as Brian Nichols and Kate Mara (127 Hours) stars as Ashley Smith alongside Leonor Varela (Blade II), Mimi Rogers (Lost in Space), Michael K. Williams (12 Years a Slave), and Jessica Oyelowo (Sleepy Hollow).
Watch the new trailer below, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers, and catch Captive when it opens in theaters nationwide September 18th, 2015.
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