Jackman, Weisz, Pattinson to Star in Unbound Captives
by Alex Billington
May 13, 2009
This already sounds like a film I won't want to see, but the cast makes up for it. Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson will star together in a period drama called Unbound Captives. The film is to be directed by Madeleine Stowe and will be her directorial debut. She wrote the script with her husband Brian Benben back in the early 90s, but declined a $5 million offer because originally she wanted to star in it. However, she eventually realized that would never be possible, cast Weisz in her role instead, and decided to direct the film. Hyde Park Entertainment will produce; production will start at the end of the year.
Weisz will now play a woman whose husband is killed and her two children kidnapped by a Comanche war party in 1859. She is later rescued by a frontiersman, to be played by Jackman. Pattinson will play the son. Helping Stowe make sure the film looks wonderful will be cinematographer John Toll, of everything from Braveheart to The Thin Red Line to The Last Samurai to Tropic Thunder. It doesn't sound like a bad production, and it has a great cast, a great director of photography, and a fairly interesting story, so maybe I will follow it after all. And no, I'm not commenting on Wolverine and Edward Cullen being together.