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Robert Pattinson Is One of 'Unbound Captives'

May 13, 2009 09:53:39 GMT

'Twilight' hunk Robert Pattinson will star opposite Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in his next feature project, Madeleine Stowe's 'Unbound Captives'.


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Robert Pattinson will tackle on period drama "Unbound Captives" for his next feature project. The English actor who is well known for his role as Edward Cullen in "Twilight" has been set to star in the Madeleine Stowe's directorial debut alongside "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman and Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz.

In the movie, the 23-year-old, who is currently filming "The Twilight Saga's New Moon", will be portraying the kidnapped son of Weisz's character. Of Pattinson's recruitment, director/writer Stowe revealed that the actor has agreed to star in the film before "Twilight" made him a household name. "Robert said yes last fall, before everything broke with 'Twilight'," so she claimed.

"Unbound Captives" is written by Madeleine Stowe and her actor husband Brian Benben. Telling the story of a frontiersman (Hugh Jackman) who helps out a young woman (Rachel Weisz) whose husband is killed and two children are kidnapped by a Comanche war party in 1859, it was intended to be her starring vehicle. The movie is scheduled to get a year-end production start.

Earlier, Fox have offered Stowe $3 million, and later $5 million, for the film's script. The studio reportedly planned to develop the movie with Ridley Scott as the director and Russell Crowe as its star. However, Stowe turned down the offer because there was no promise she would be anything more than screenwriter.

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posted by rya....cullen on Apr 16, 2011
really good job rob....you are the best actor...luv u lots...
posted by aguus on Dec 26, 2009
yeeeesss!! Robert is going to film in Argentina!! And Hugh Jackman too! And Rachel! Ooh THANKS GOD FOR THIS GIFT.. I will go too see him. LOVE YOU ROB, BEST OF LUCK! aguus.
posted by jessica pute on Dec 19, 2009
hola pixa
posted by Brandee on Nov 30, 2009
This is seriously being filmed in Argentina? WTJ? The USA doesn't have enough land to use for the "Old West"? Ever been to Utah?
posted by bronwyn on Nov 09, 2009
i just want to know where they filming in nz so i can go & met robert pattinson. that wld b soooo awsum
posted by Ma on Oct 02, 2009
Wow! Hugh and Pattinson! Could it get any better!!!
posted by fer on Aug 04, 2009
I love you Rob! i´m from argentina and i can´t wait to see you. see you at the airport!
posted by Popi on Jun 17, 2009
of course Im from ARGENTINA!!!
posted by Popi on Jun 17, 2009
OMG!!! I love 4 things of this movie Hugh, Rachel, Robert and Patagonia! its a great place to film it. Argentina has a lot of lovely places and nature.
posted by jane on Jun 14, 2009
this sounds like one to rent, but since rob is in the movie - i'll go watch it at the theatre... off the subject-hugh and rob have really similar hairstyles and was looking forward to seeing them in a movie together! :)
posted by nitengail on Jun 10, 2009
Can't wait until the movie comes out. It will be interesting to see Rob in this genre.
posted by floor!! on May 29, 2009
i love you Rob. i´m from Argentina. i´m waiting to see New Moon. kisses. Floor
posted by regina on May 25, 2009
love u......... i like your acting...... happy birhtday...... thank you.....
posted by Mollers on May 18, 2009
Great lead cast and I know I'll love the story.Hope it gets an excellent native american support cast too.
posted by slak on May 17, 2009
I wish this could have starred madeleine with daniel day lewis, LOTM's is one of my all time favourites. I cant wait to see this movie.
posted by Hahaha on May 13, 2009
Happy Birthday Rob!!!!!!!!
posted by Michelle on May 13, 2009
Happy Rob Pattinson Day!!! Unbound Captives is going to be great!!
posted by Renate on May 13, 2009
That will finally shut up all the negative crowd who thinks Pattinson is only good as a Vampire. Mr. pattinson is a amazing actor. With Hugh at his side there will be no more questions
posted by viggo on May 13, 2009
Jackman is a great actor. Ideal for a macho role in a western film. I don't know about Pattinson but maybe Hugh can teach him a few acting lessons. Well, I too think I'm pretty much excited about "Unbound Captives"...
posted by loverob on May 13, 2009
HAPPY B-DAY LUV!!!! HOPE ALL YOUR WISHES COME TRUE!! MUAHZ
posted by Alyssa on May 13, 2009
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB!!!! I HOPE U HAVE THE BEST BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!!!!!!
posted by bren on May 13, 2009
Is this filming in Argentina. Rob did speak about a western in an interview and said it would shoot in Argentina. Awesome
posted by mol on May 13, 2009
Rob in a western -is it Xmas - I feel like Ive got my xmas present early
posted by Amy on May 13, 2009
The cameraman's cv looks awesome so it should look sumptuous. Rob on a horse looking ruff and ready - it doesnt get any better than this
posted by Lydia on May 13, 2009
Mega excited about this. I am dying tosee Rob in roles that appeal to a male fanbase. Great choice Rob. Just perfect.
posted by Sam on May 13, 2009
Luv the idea of Pattinson working with Jackman. Jackman can teach Rob how to develop into an all rounder to appeal to a male audience as well as the amazing female support he has. Pattinson is one smart kid.
posted by layla on May 13, 2009
I couldnt be more excited by this. Rob is my fav actor. Its not clear if he is playing hugh's son and not Weisz's.
posted by di on May 13, 2009
how great! I look forward to such a treat, seeing all such great actors together. You all are terrific!
posted by Ezri on May 13, 2009
I am not sure about Pattison, he isn´t too great actor. But he could suprise. I love Jackman and Weisz, they were fantastic in The Fountain together. So this looks promising. And what is with their obsession with Russell Crowe? He is a great actor but too conflicted and...fat.
posted by Ana on May 13, 2009
Is a good film and I love Rachel and Pattinson
posted by fathaya on May 13, 2009
love u
posted by hibo on May 13, 2009
i love him
posted by twilightfan#1 on May 13, 2009
i soooo LOVE you rob...i think you are the best person for Edward...and Cedric from Harry Potter...i love you!!!
posted by essiie may on May 13, 2009
Happy B-Day, Rob. Dance to Get Me Bodied cuz its all bout u today.
posted by wannah on May 13, 2009
im so excited for this movie...i know rob will do a great job, and hugh...no question about that! :D he can prove that he's a flexible actor and not just Edward Cullen..lol
posted by Chris on May 13, 2009
Holy Crap! This is Awesome! Happy Birthday Rob!!
posted by Jacqueline Hawk on May 13, 2009
I have to say twilight, was an amazing movie. I've watched it 3 x already. Rob is a great actor.

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