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Get Ready To Be Held CAPTIVE With David Oyelowo

Are you a fan of David Oyelowo, House of Cards, or crime dramas?  If so get ready to mark your calendars YUMMs.  Earlier this week Paramount Pictures officially announced that they have secured the distribution rights for the upcoming movie, Captive.  The filmed is based on  Ashley Smith and Stacy Mattingly's book Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero.  The film is currently slated for a September 18, 2015 release.

On March 11, 2005, Ashley Smith was held captive by Brian Nichols, who had broken out of the courthouse jail, killed the judge who sentenced him, the court reporter, a sheriff deputy and an FBI agent.  Nicholas ended up hiding out from the authorities by hiding out in Smith's apartment and keeping her hostage.  At the time Smith was a single mom and also struggling with a drug addiction to meth.

Smith, who will be played by Kate Mara from House of Cards, turned to her faith to help reason with Nichols and to survive the entire ordeal.  So, this is more than a crime drama.  It's a movie that will show and remind us that God is always with us and He always gives His angels charge over us.  It'll also serve as a reminder that sometimes we put in tough (and dangerous) situations for a reason.

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I for one am excited to see this movie David Oyelowo, who is most known for his role as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in the movie Selma (also from Paramount Pictures), will playing Brian Nichols, an alleged rapist.  After playing such an iconic Civil Rights activist, I'm interested to see how Oyelowo will do at playing the "bad guy."  He certainly has the acting chops to pull off dramatic roles.  The intensity in which he embodies his characters is amazing and something that I haven't seen in a long, long time.

Another reason I'm going to support this film and encourage you to do the same is because it was filmed right here in the Queen City!  Yep, Captive was filmed here in Charlotte, NC.  I'm so excited that once again my city will be on the BIG SCREEN.  If you're a Charlotte resident definitely make plans to round up some friends and see this movie on September 18th. 

Lastly, I love crime stories and movies, especially those based on real-life events.  It's always interesting to see how these crimes unfold and to find out if they ever got solved.  I'm always wondering what happened to the victims?  Did the offender get caught?  I'm really looking forward to the suspense of this movie.

I think Captive will make a great movie night for adult church groups as well.  It's the perfect conversation starter on how we as Christians can take even life-threatening situations and use our faith to help us emerge victoriously as well as to help our offenders find some redemption/forgiveness for their crimes/sins.  Again, Captive comes out on September 18, 2015 and I hope to see some of my fellow Charlotteans there!

How do feel about David Oyelowo playing a "bad guy"?  What role would you like to see him and Paramount Pictures take on next?

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  1. I still haven't seen Selma, but I heard it's amazing. It sounds like he'll be fine acting the bad guy because of his stellar acting skills.

    1. Yes, I don't think he'll have any issues pulling off this role. Can't wait to see it!!

  2. OOoh, I'm looking forward to seeing this!! I don't watch House of Cards, though...

  3. I remember when this happened here! I still haven't seen Selma! But this should be good!