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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Madeline Stowe to direct Wolverine, a sparkly vampire and Rachel Weisz

Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson will star in the period drama Unbound Captives for Hyde Park Entertainment reports Variety.

Madeline Stowe and her husband, actor Brian Benben, penned the script under the pseudonym O.C. Humphrey back in the early 90's.

Variety have the news and go on to say that Madeline Stowe was offered $3 million for the script in 1993 and later $5 million, but she turned the offers down.

“There was never a moment's hesitation on my part, but it felt unreal, and I can
remember my husband putting a finger across his neck to signal not to take the
offer...Gil made me realize it when he said there isn't anyone who's going to
make the movie you want to make...”

Originally she had hoped to take the lead role for herself when she wrote it, but now she wants to direct the film about a woman (Weisz) whose husband is killed and her two children kidnapped by a Comanche war party in 1859.

She is rescued by a frontiersman (Jackman), while Pattinson will play the son.

“I saw three actresses, and knew after meeting with Rachel that she was the
person I wanted to hand this role to...Robert said yes last fall, before
everything broke with 'Twilight.' Hugh said yes a couple of weeks ago.”

Intersting news and good to see them sticking to their guns.

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pamela fruendt said...

stowe was in mann's 'last of the mohicans'...i could get really excited about this film. i'm just worried about pattinson. his dali film sucks.