Relief—a movie trailer that doesn’t make me want to crawl under my bed and hide! After a series of trailers that I had to watch with one hand over my eyes because the events depicted are pants-sh*tting scary, the trailer for the upcoming thriller Captive is a relative walk in the park. Compared to the horror of being abandoned in space or the trauma of summiting Everest, being held hostage for a few days doesn’t seem so bad, although that’s not a trigger for me; it is, however, Lainey’s worst nightmare. So she’s been warned.
Captive is based on the true story of Ashley Smith, who was held hostage in her own home by an escaped convict. Kate Mara plays Ashley, David Oyelowo is the escapee, Brian. Captive looks good enough to get the job done, but this is not a terribly inspiring trailer. However, it is the second of three high-profile releases Kate Mara has due this year, sandwiched between Fantastic Four and The Martian. That’s a solid spread of interests, and Mara, who looked to be getting passed by her little sister Rooney, is suddenly everywhere. We’ve wondered before about the sisterly competition in the Mara family, and as Rooney has drifted into indies and art projects—she’s in Terrence Malick’s next film, Weightless, and the much-lauded Cannes stand-out Carol—Kate is cornering the mainstream market. Maybe this is a little bit of a plan to stay out of each other’s way, that they’re not directly pursuing the same type of projects. Do you think they work this stuff out over dinner? I would pay to visit the Mara household.