Leonor Varela will be holding audiences captive with her latest performance soon…
The 40-year-old Chilean actress and model has signed on to star in Captive.
The Jerry Jameson-directed thriller, written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, is based on a well-known true story.
While Ashley Smith, a single mom, struggles to overcome her drug addiction to regain custody of her daughter, she’s taken hostage by an escaped, quadruple murderer. Her only defenses: faith in God, a love for her daughter, and the book A Purpose Driven Life, parts of which she reads aloud to her captor during the harrowing ordeal. This leads to a surprising epiphany for both Ashley and the convict.
Varela, who appeared in the first season of TNT’s Dallas reboot, joins a cast that includes David Oyelowo, Kate Mara and Mimi Rogers.
Her other credits include television appearances on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Human Target and Arrested Development.