Captive State is an upcoming American science fiction thriller film directed by Rupert Wyatt and co-written by Wyatt and Erica Beeney. It stars John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Ashton Sanders, and Jonathan Majors.
An extraterrestrial force occupies the world, enslaving humanity under the guise of peaceful unity. The film explores the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the conflict: the collaborators and the dissidents. It involves themes such as oppressive government, the public being lied to, and the way some rise up against it.[
The film follows the life of Chicago Police Officer Mulligan (Goodman), who is tasked with uniting the world against the extra-terrestrial enemy. He recruits Gabriel (Sanders), the young son of a fallen soldier who joined a rebel group called Phoenix.