For The Brave one, Forum & Discussions 1 Please rate and comment... The Brave One is a crime-drama/psychological thriller film released in 2007, directed by Neil Jordan, produced by Joel Silver, and starring Jodie Foster. It was released in the United States on September 14, 2007. The film earned Foster a Golden Globe nomination for leading actress in a drama. As radio show host Erica Bain (Jodie Foster) and her fiancé David (Naveen Andrews) are walking their dog at Stranger's Gate in New York's Central Park, they are attacked by three violent criminals. David dies from his injuries, but Erica survives. Angry and traumatized, she attempts to purchase a gun. Unwilling to wait the month required to obtain a notice of approval, she acquires a Kahr K9 illegally, and is drawn into a world of vigilantism, killing random criminals and attempting to track down the thugs who killed David.