After Dark Films announced that horror/thriller film Captivity, starring Elisha Cuthbert and Daniel Gillies, will open July 13, after switching release dates with The Weinstein Company's 1408, which moves to June 22.

On March 29, Captivity received a one-month suspension of the ratings process from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), due to advertising in Los Angeles and New York that was deemed "inappropriate for public viewing." The film received an "R" rating in May.

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"The switch with The Weinstein Company is the result of a collaborative decision serving the best interests of both movies," said Courtney Solomon, partner, After Dark Films. "While the recent MPAA sanction affected the promotion for Captivity, we are confident that our fans will enjoy all the gut-wrenching thrills that have been the buzz of the horror industry these past few months."

Captivity, a Foresight Unlimited production, will be distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment and After Dark Films.


Release date: July 13, 2007

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Roland Joffe

Cast: Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Laz Alonso and Michael Harney

Synopsis: Inspired by the fact that over 850,000 people are reported missing every year in the United States, many of whom are never seen again, Captivity follows the story of Jennifer Tree (Elisha Cuthbert) who is abducted and tortured, held against her will in a place where days turn into weeks. Her will to escape and survive is challenged every moment by a maniac's desire to demoralize innocent victims and play out his sick game that has been played many times before Jennifer was taken.

A combination of Saw and Hostel meets Silence Of The Lambs, Captivity is a psychological thriller/horror film that shows us the true terror of the crimes of abduction and confinement that are committed every day by serial killers and psychopaths at large.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields, The Mission), Captivity delves deeply into the minds of both captor and victim with a fresh and terrifying view of this epidemic horror.