Hugh Jackman Hopes To Saddle Up For ‘Unbound Captives’

Robert Pattinson is also signed on to star in the Western, which has a 'beautiful script,' Jackman tells MTV News.

Pretty much from the moment the movie “Unbound Captives” was announced, fans were signed on and ready to camp out for opening-day tickets. Why? Because it’s a Western with A-list actors.

Robert Pattinson, Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz are attached to it.

Set in the 1800s, the film revolves around a woman (Weisz) whose husband is killed and two children are kidnapped by Comanche warriors. She enlists the help of a frontiersman (Jackman) to help rescue her children (one of whom will be played by Pattinson) from the tribe.

When MTV News caught up with Jackman recently to discuss his latest movie, “Real Steel,” we asked him for an update on “Captives.”

“I was thinking about that this morning. I’m absolutely attached, it is one of the best scripts I’ve read in a long time,” Jackman admitted. “And as you know, Hollywood has a hard time with Westerns; it’s hard to get them made and this is a really beautiful, beautiful script. It’s written by Madeleine Stowe, who’s going to direct it as well, so I really hope that one gets made. I think that’s a really important movie.”

Earlier this year, Pattinson told MTV News he was also still very interested in making the film, but wasn’t sure about when production might begin given that Stowe had committed to star in ABC’s new hit “Revenge.”

Weisz has also expressed her continued interest in “Captives.” “It’s a great screenplay, and [Pattinson and Jackman] are both great actors,” she said. “I like to work with all kinds of talented people, whatever the age.”

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