On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) flees courtroom where he was tried in a rape case. Prior to flee, he manages to kill the judge holding and a reporter Julie Brandau named. Also, Brian shot two policemen and becomes the main target of a manhunt true. Fuga’s desperate drive him to his apartment Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), a single mother who is recovering from drug addiction, he takes hostage. Smith cope with this difficult situation due to the inspirational books while Nichols seeking salvation. As Ashley read the book aloud, the two came to a crossroads.