David Oyelowo and Kate Mara have been signed on to star in true-story thriller called "Captive (2014)". He will play criminal Brian Nichols who notoriously escaped from custody while on trial for rape, while she is set to portray the woman he took hostage while on the run.
The movie is based on the real-life events happening in Atlanta on March 11, 2005. It tells the story of Nichols who was infamously known for his killing spree in the Fulton County courthouse. He shot dead the judge assigned to his case, a court reporter, a sheriff's deputy, and an FBI agent.
Jerry Jameson ("Raise the Titanic") is tapped to direct the film. The script is written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke based on book "An Unlikely Angel" penned by Ashley Smith, the woman who was held hostage by Nichols. Oyelowo pulls a double duty by serving as one of the producers as well.
Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers join the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the principal photography is scheduled to kick off later this month.
Oyelowo was last seen in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and will next star in "Jurassic World". Mara's next project, meanwhile, is a sci-fi thriller "Transcendence" which stars Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman. She's also in talks to join "Fantastic Four" reboot.