After delivering an Oscar-nominated performance as Martin Luther King in Selma last year, David Oyelowo is taking on a completely different role in the first trailer for the harrowing true story drama Captive, co starring Kate Mara. The plot is adapted from the non-fiction book titled Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero written by Ashley Smith with Stacey Mattingly. Her story captivated the nation, showing how one inspirational book turned a terrifying ordeal into a life-altering experience.
Captive, based on a miraculous true story, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren's inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.Read More
Oscar-nominated actor David Oyelowo takes fans through his seven-year journey to play Martin Luther King in our exclusive preview for Selma. The critically-acclaimed drama debuts on Digital HD today, before it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD formats May 5. In this exclusive preview, David Oyelowo reveals that he first read the script for Selma in 2007, noting how 'crazy' he thought the idea of a British actor playing Martin Luther King truly was. Seven years later, they were finally shooting the movie, time which he spent getting to learn Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights movement and American history.
Director Ava DuVernay delivers the "definitive depiction of the 1960s American civil rights movement" (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) with the incredible story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the epic march from Selma to Montgomery to secure equal voting rights in an event that forever altered history. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary march. David Oyelowo is "mesmerizing" (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) as Dr. King and leads an outstanding ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey1, Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Academy Award nominee Tim Roth, Grammy®-winning artist Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Carmen Ejogo, and Lorraine Toussaint.Read More
The film tells the dramatic, thrilling and spiritual true story of Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), a single mother and recovering drug addict who was taken hostage in her own apartment by fugitive, murderer and accused rapist Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo). With her back against the wall, Smith turned to the personal spiritual journey of Rick Warren's best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life in an attempt to survive and help Brian find a better way out.
Captive was released September 18th, 2015.Read More
Six months after Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o signed on to star in and produce Americanah, David Oyelowo has joined the cast. The story is an adaptation of the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Half of a Yellow Sun), which centers on a pair of Nigerian immigrants. The movie will follow their lifetime of struggles as their relationship grows stronger. The project is currently seeking a writer and director at this time.
Brad Pitt is producing through his Plan B Productions company, alongside Lupita Nyong'o and Andrea Calderwood (A Most Wanted Man). Lupita Nyong'o won an Oscar earlier this year for her portrayal in Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, which Brad Pitt also starred in and produced. Plan B also produces the upcoming Selma, which stars David Oyelowo in his Golden Globe nominated performance as Martin Luther King. No production schedule was given at this time for Americanah.Read More
Just two days after Election Tuesday, Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Selma, which chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s quest to secure equal voting rights for all races in America.
Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's Selma tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.Read More
Paramount Pictures has released the first photos from the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma. This gives us our first look at David Oyelowo as the human rights activist alongside his wife Coretta Scott King, played by Carmen Ejogo. A second photo gives us a look at the supporting cast, including Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Omar J. Dorsey as plays James Orange, Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King, Jr., Andre Holland as Andrew Young, Corey Reynolds as Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Lorraine Toussaint as Amelia Boynton.
In theaters this Christmas, Selma is directed by Ava DuVernay. Check out these first images.Read More
BN Films announced today that David Oyelowo and Kate Mara would be boarding the thriller Captive. Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers will be rounding out this ensemble. Captive is written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, based on Ashley Smith. Alex Garcia, Lucas Akoskin, Terry Botwick, David Oyelowo, and Ken Wales will produce along with Katrina Wolfe, Jonathan Gray, Ralph Winter, Elliott Lester, and Brian Bird who are set as executive producers. The film is set to begin principal photography later this month.
The movie will be directed by Jerry Jameson (Safe Harbor, Raise the Titanic) and is being produced in association with Brightside Entertainment, 1019 Entertainment and Oyelowo's Yoruba Saxon Productions. This will also mark BN's second venture with Oyelowo, who starred in Nightingale, set for a festival run next year.Read More