Michael K. Williams has joined David Oyelowo and Kate Mara in BN Films’ thriller Captive.

Oyelowo stars in the project inspired by on the true 2005, Atlanta, GA-set story of a man named Brian Nichols, who escaped from a courthouse jail and killed the judge assigned to his case, as well as the court reporter, sherriff’s deputy and an FBI officer. He then led federal and local police on a statewide manhunt, during which he took a single mother with a drug addiction hostage in her own apartment, where she would eventually use the wisdom from a book in her possession (Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life) to reason with Nichols.

Oyelowo will play Brian Nichols, while Kate Mara will play the single mother he takes hostage – Ashley Smith

Williams has signed up to play a lead detective on Nichols’ case.

Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers round out the cast. 

Katrina Wolfe, Jonathan Gray, Ralph Winter, Elliott Lester and Bird are executive producing.

Principal photography is set to begin this month.

Williams can currently be seen (albeit briefly) in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave.