Katie Holmes, Toby Kebbell & Al Pacino To Star In Thriller ‘Captivated’, A New Take On The Jean Paul Getty III Kidnapping — Cannes Market

EXCLUSIVE: Katie Holmes (Woman In Gold), Toby Kebbell (War For The Planet Of The Apes) and Oscar winner Al Pacino (The Irishman) have joined thriller Captivated, which International Film Trust is launching for sales in Cannes.

The film focuses on Calabrian mafia boss Saro (Kebbell, and in present day, Pacino) who kidnaps the grandson of one of the world’s richest men, Jean Paul Getty, and endangers his entire organization when he falls in love with his victim’s mother (Holmes) during the fraught ransom negotiations.

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Producers are Michael Benaroya, Michael Mammoliti and Manasvi Mamgai of 32RED Entertainment, and Andrea Bucko of Sugar Rush Pictures.

Mammoliti is the nephew of Saro Mammoliti, one of the main kidnappers, and has been working on a project about the events for years, even taking issue back in 2017 with the narrative of movie All The Money In The World. The events and motivations around the 1973 kidnapping have been much dissected and disputed over the decades. Mammoliti’s recollection is that his uncle grew to have amorous feelings towards his victim’s mother, Abigail Harris, and is now exploring that suggestion for the first time in Captivated.

Joey Stanton and Nick de Graffenreid serve as executive producers. Principal photography is set to start later this winter in Italy. Dito Montiel (Man Down) is directing from the script he co-wrote with Robin Shushan and Mammoliti.

IFT and 32RED Entertainment are financing alongside Sugar Rush Pictures. Benaroya’s sales agency, International Film Trust (IFT), is representing worldwide rights and Sales President, Christian de Gallegos, is on the ground in Cannes introducing the package at the Marché du Film this week.

Captivated has all the ingredients of a great film, a fantastic script, stellar cast, and visionary director, Benaroya Pictures CEO and IFT Founder Michael Benaroya said, “we couldn’t be more excited to have it on our slate.”

Mammoliti added: “Our goal is to give a voice to a person who’s had none for 50+ years, and tell a side of this story no one knows.”

Katie Holmes is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment, and Sloan, Offer; Toby Kebbel is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group in the UK; and Al Pacino is repped by CAA.

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