Unbound Captives: Jackman, Weisz and Pattinson to star in period dramaHugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson are set to star in Unbound Captives, the period drama which Madeleine Stowe has written and will direct at the end of the year.
Though Stowe's a newcomer behind the camera, getting the job and landing that cast is a payoff for her risky decision to turn down millions of dollars for the script in 1993. Under pseudonym O.C. Humphrey, Stowe teamed with her husband, actor Brian Benben, to write "Unbound Captives" as a star vehicle for herself.
She would have played a woman (now to be played by Weisz) whose husband is killed and her two children kidnapped by a Comanche war party in 1859. She is rescued by a frontiersman, to be played by Jackman. Pattinson will play the son.