CAPTIVE is an upcoming crime-drama thriller film directed by veteran filmmaker Jerry Jameson and written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, based on the non-fiction book An Unlikely Angel by Ashley Smith. It tells the true story about Brian Nichols, who escapes from the Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta on March 11, 2005 and holds Smith as a hostage. The film stars David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Michael K. Williams, Leonor Varela, Jessica Oyelowo and Mimi Rogers.
When Brian Nichols (Oyelowo) -on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son - takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith (Mara) hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life. While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope.