Jackman, Weisz, Pattinson to Star in Unbound Captives

May 13, 2009

Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Robert Pattinson

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.

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No need to comment Alex, it will be done for you by the following losers.

Ariel on May 13, 2009


I still see him as Cedric Digory getting PWNED by Voldemort.

that guy on May 13, 2009


Sounds all right. Weisz and Jackman together again is interesting, a bit of a The Fountain reunion. Why wouldn't you want to see this? Cause it's a period drama.

adrian on May 13, 2009


It's sounds pretty much interesting and the names involved make it even more appealing. I refer of course to the great Hugh Jackman, the oscar winning Rachel Weisz and John Toll. I'm not so sure about Pattinson's acting skills but he at least will bring young audiences to the theaters, considering his appeal after Twilight.

XD on May 13, 2009


Both Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman are my favorite actors but very iffy on Rob Pattinson. Sounds like a very cool film.

faith on May 13, 2009


kinda sounds like Last of the Mohicans. Anyways I love period dramas so I'm pretty pumped for this

Scott McHenry on May 13, 2009


Wow, Weisz loves her period pieces...

peloquin on May 13, 2009


Not bad at all! This has HIT potential! All in all, it's great to see Madeleine Stowe back in the spotlight! In addition, Brian Benben's name will be shed a light too! I still remember the kick ass HBO series, "Dream On" in the early 90s that he starred in, as well as, the Dolph Lundgren flick, "I Come In Peace" from 1990.

Spider on May 13, 2009


Hasn't this story been done dozens of times, most recently Cate Blanchett in The Missing?

RandyG on May 13, 2009


Yeah, now that you've said that. It does. If I can get threw this movie without thinking of Edward Cullen or Missing. Then it's an original.

Holley9145 on Feb 1, 2011


If Hugh is in...I am in.

Fisherr on May 13, 2009


Me too.

Siddig on May 13, 2009


Weisz gettin cast a lot lately and what 7 said.

Cody on May 13, 2009


Weisz is one of the best actresses around, love her in everything she does.

Karen on May 13, 2009


goodness dream come true!! Hugh and Rob in the same film... pity about Weisz though

Arabelle on May 14, 2009


sorta sounds like "Little Big Man" (that would make for an interesting remake)

lando on May 14, 2009


don't hate me for being honest....if it has pattinson, i'll watch it at the theatre... otherwise, i would have waited for the DVD

JANE on Jun 14, 2009


Almost every movie with Rob in it, is great. And with Hugh Jackman in it, it can't be a bad movie. the two hottest men on earth!! So I have to agree with number 14. it really is a dream come true... Can't wait to see te movie.

Laura from The Netherlands on Jul 23, 2009


I think this sounds like it will be a very good movie. I'm so excited about the cast, I know they will all do a great job. I already can't wait! 🙂

Maggie on Aug 17, 2009


I love both Hugh Jackman and Rob Pattinson so i think this will be an awesome movie!

Marley Coca on Sep 30, 2009


Mostly Jackman though!

Marley Coca on Sep 30, 2009


I want to know where this is being filmed!

Brandee on Nov 30, 2009


The only thing making me want to see this movie is the big name actor's that is casted in it. Other than that the story sounds lame. It already sounds hollywood with this big fat nobody but the bad guys dies ending. Most western ends like that. Now if Hugh and Rob are badass gunmen that shoots everything except for women and children. And spit in a rich guys face for looking at him cross ways. That's my kind of western/drama!!! that I can take my husband with me kind of movie!

Holley9145 on Feb 1, 2011

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