Madeline Stowe Talks Rob & ‘Unbound Captives’ w/ MTV

Robert Pattinson is so beloved by “Unbound Captives” producer Madeleine Stowe that she may consider altering a character in the film’s script so that the “Twilight Saga” star can take the role.

MTV News caught up with Stowe on the Golden Globes red carpet and asked her whether there is any chance of RPattz being in the upcoming film. After all, when we last talked to Pattinson, he suggested that he might now be too old for the role.

“The character was conceptualized as an 18-year-old,” Stowe acknowledged. When asked if she would be willing to age up the role so he could still take the part, she said with a laugh, “We might. We might just do that. We’ll see how it all falls.”

It wasn’t just the “Twilight” phenomenon that is causing Stowe to be willing to jump through hoops for Pattinson. She explained that she met him before he joined the first “Twilight” film and “fell deeply in love with him” then.

Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz are also currently attached to the project. In fact, Jackman recently told MTV News that it’s “one of the best scripts I’ve read in a long time.”

With Pattinson’s commitment to “Cosmopolis” over with, he seemingly has an open slate ahead of him. Stowe said that Pattinson’s decision to come onboard “Unbound Captives” is strictly in his camp.

“It’s going to be sort of up to Robert. We’re looking at 2013 [for a release date] right now,” Stowe said.

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Madeleine Stow Mentions Rob When Discussing ‘Unbound Captives’

In a recent interview Madeliene Stow did with Elpais, whom you might recognize from ABC’s hit show ‘Revenge,’  mentioned an upcoming project called ‘Unbound Captives.’ Robert had mentioned this in a previous interview with MTV in November stating, “It’s an amazing script, but I think I might be too old for it.”



Q:You are the latest example of a long list of great movie actresses who do their best work in years in television.

A: There is something now that it didn’t exist before and is that you can work in both medias, film and television. There is no stigma. Realistically we all know how difficult it is to find work in movies for an actress my age. So I stopped working for a long time. I’m focused on a project that I wrote and pretend to directe, The Unbound Captives, with Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson. Now, my greatest interest is the cinematic narrative, rather than being an actress but I’m having a very good time with Victoria (her character in Revenge).


UPDATE: Madeleine Stowe Comments on ‘Unbound Captives’

Madeleine Stowe, the writer and director of Unbound Captives, comments about Unbound Captives and sounds a bit discouraging about it starting anytime soon …

Set to direct her first film — a romantic western called “The Unbound Captives” — Stowe has a brief window of opportunity in the spring to get it done. “We’re dealing with weather issues and everything has to fall right,” she says. 

If that doesn’t happen — because she has to keep on shooting the drama — she’ll have to regroup. 

Nerve-wracking? Yes, particularly since Stowe left the business to write the screenplay.
“The story really appealed to me,” she says. “It’s a love story about a very specific piece of history.” 

Stowe based the screenplay on tales she heard while living on a ranch in Texas. “Comanches were abducting white women and the women didn’t want to come back. It’s set between 1859 and 1867.” 

Perplexed about how to write the story’s violence, Stowe called on her husband, actor Brian Benben, to help. “He’s into American Indians, their habits and society. He knew the mechanics, so I asked him to help.” 

Naturally, the two had disagreements. “We fought constantly…it was a horror show,” Stowe says with a laugh. “Finally, I’d write something on my own, then he’d write something on his own.” 

The script was purchased and Stowe was encouraged to direct. Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson were signed to star. And then? “Revenge” entered the picture.

Read the rest of the article here.

We posted about the movie here and Hugh Jackman talked about it here.

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MTV Rough Cut w/ Rob

Where would Rob be w/o Twilight?
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Rob Talks Filming Emotional Scene
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Rob Talks Honeymoon Expectations
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Rob Talks Vamp Bella
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Rob Talks Bel Ami and Unbound Captives
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Transcript: 

Where would Rob be without Twilight? 

Josh: Mr. Pattinson, how are you?
Rob: I’m good yeah, how are you?
Josh: Good, I’m good. Ok we’re not finished, there’s still a ways to go, but we came back a little bit. Where the hell would you be without Twilight?
Rob: Would I be dead? *laughs*
Josh: *laughs* No, would it be that bad?
Rob: Um, I don’t know. I have no idea.
Josh: Do you think you would’ve stuck with acting? It’s kind of well known you were kind of on the fence at a certain point about whether to keep going with this thing or not.
Rob: I don’t know. I always, I think a lot of actors think about that all the time because you just kind of have to  confront your insecurities quite a lot and I have plenty..*laughs* ..plenty of insecurities!
Josh: Even now, with the whole world loving you?
Rob: Even more! Before you can kind of bullshit yourself all the time. Like if no one cares about you can be like, “I’m the greatest person in the world”, and just be completely delusional.
Josh: Are there moments though when you buy into it a little bit where you’re like “you know what I look good there” or “I’m pretty awesome”?
Rob: Like not for a while. Yeah, I almost get sick to side with myself. *laughs* Plus, I’m getting older as well.
Josh: Yeah, look at you..(jokingly)
Rob: I’m almost 50!! *laughs*

Rob Talks Filming Emotional Scene

Josh: Alright, so Breaking Dawn Part 1, I was talking to Bill Condon, your director in this, and he sighted one scene in particular towards the end, I mean that MEAN THAT last sequence is so heroing where you have to kind of help bring Kristen, you’re trying to bring her back to a life of some sort. Was that an especially emotional, satisfying, exciting film scene for you to film?
Rob: Um, yeah. It was one of the only scenes in the movie where for one thing I was incredibly nervous about it and that hasn’t happened for a while and because basically it was a two-camera take and it was about five minutes long so we did the whole process..she kind of died and we brought her back to life..I’m kind of giving everything away! *laughs* Delivered the baby, she has the baby as Bella, do all this stuff. It was a big journey. Me, Kristen, and Taylor basically had our turns at doing it. I think Taylor was first and then I had to do something else, I was absolutely terrified. It’s such a great feeling when you think you’ve done almost every angle of your character and suddenly this thing comes up which is totally different. And it also frees you a lot. I mean, obviously in the movie it’s everybody at once. It was one of the one times I saw a take afterwards, I thought “Wow”, it doesn’t look like Edward, it looks like someone else. It doesn’t look like me either.
Josh: That’s cool.

Rob Talks Honeymoon Expectations
Josh: The honeymoon stuff: Did you guys, when you were shooting it, feel like the expectations were sky high? How could we possibly come close to what people were hoping?
Rob: Yeah, well at the same time, no. That’s the one time I have felt like kind of like..”this is easy” *laughs* 
Josh: Which part?
Rob: Like I can fulfill people’s sexual fantasies expectations without even thinking. That isn’t acting! *laughs* But uh, yeah the only thing was just the vanity aspect. Cause literally Taylor ruined the whole series for me. As soon as he buffed up I was like, “well I’m throwing in the towel on New Moon.”
Josh: Go a different way!
Rob: *laughs*

Rob Talks Vamp Bella
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Rob Talks Bel Ami & Unbound Captives
Josh: More additions to the family? Any pets, any more dogs or cats enterting the fray or is Bear enough for now?
Rob: Uh, yeah, still got the same, just the one animal.
Josh: That’s the important stuff. We want to know. And I don’t know if you heard, as we tape this Bel Ami has been picked up for distribution. 
Rob: I just found out today in another interview I had.
Josh: Have you seen now a cut of it cause I’ve asked you about this for a while now. Have you seen a cut of it?
Rob: I mean I’ve seen one thing ages ago but I have no idea what it’s like now. But yeah, that’s exciting.
Josh: I spoke to Hugh Jackman recently, he recounted your karaoke story. That’s amazing. He said he still wants to do Unbound Captives. Is it still something you think you might do?
Rob: Yeah, I mean I think I might be a little too old for it. It’s an amazing script but i don’t know..maybe. It’s one of those things, I mean if it ever gets put together it’s such a different script. I think I’d want to do it if it got put together, yeah.

The Latest On ‘Unbound Captives’

Although we’ve been hearing rumors about this production for quite some time now, here is the latest as to when and where Unbound Captives is supposedly filming.

Latest official production info on UNBOUND CAPTIVES –
HYDE PARK ENTERTAINMENTSTATUS: Spring 2012
LOCATION: New Mexico
PRODUCER: Ashok Amritraj – Gil Netter
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Madeleine Stowe
LP: Grant Hill
CAST: Hugh Jackman – Rachel Weisz – Robert Pattinson
GIL NETTER PRODUCTIONS
ATLAS ENTERTAINMENT
DESCRIPTION: The year is 1860 and a turbulent America is on the brink of a civil war. The story tells the volatile, epic tale of Tom, a white frontiersman, raised Comanche and his love for May, a woman whose son and daughter are kidnapped by Indians. Their parallel lives intersect as they battle through a vast and violent landscape, bound together by their deep love and haunted pasts, their willfulness, and a relentless search to find her disappeared children.

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