Captive is based on the true events that occurred to Ashley Smith, the Atlanta hostage hero. in Atlanta, Ga. on March 11, 2005.
Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) becomes the subject of a citywide manhunt after breaking out of a courthouse jail and killing four people. (He shot dead the judge assigned to his case as well as a court reporter, sheriff’s deputy and FBI officer.) While eluding a statewide manhunt, his frantic escape brings him to the apartment of Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), a single mother and recovering methamphetamine addict. Held hostage by Nichols in her own home, the scared woman looks for guidance from “The Purpose Driven Life,” Rick Warren‘s best-selling, inspirational book. As she reads aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer come to a crossroad. Smith used a book she had been given to reason with her captor, with surprising results.
Initial release: 17 September 2015 (Germany)
Director: Jerry Jameson
Budget: 2 million USD
Story by: Ashley Smith
Producers: David Oyelowo, Terry Botwick, Lucas Akoskin, Ken Wales, Katrina Wolfe, Alex Garcia
Date: Friday 9th March 2018
Location: Church Hall St Swithun’s Church