Robert Pattinson Cast in “Unbound Captives”

It’s been confirmed that Robert Pattinson has been cast along with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz to star in the film “Unbound Captives.”  It’s a dramatic western written by Madeleine Stowe and scheduled to start filming sometime next year.  A San Antonio report says:

While at the ranch, Stowe came up with the idea to write “a large romantic  Western” that was inspired, she said, by stories of the Hill Country in the late  1800s. “I heard about children who were abducted by Comanche Indians and became  so acculturated that they had a hard time returning.

We are assuming that as a western this will mean Rob will try his hand, or voice rather, at a southern accent!  Leave us a comment on how you think Rob will do with such a different and new type of role.

Read the whole story on MySA.

Comments

  1. good for rob he will be great as always in this…

  2. good ! it means hollywood is paying attention. maybe they will finally give him the respect he deserves

    • Yes, Finally! I’ve been wondering when or if they were ever going to do this film. I can’t wait. KEEP THEM COMING ROB, WE LOVE YOU and LOOK FORWARD TO ALL YOUR FILMS!!!! xoxo ROBFAN! ~<3~

  3. smitten_by_twilight says:

    Is it set in Texas? Because I can certainly see Rob doing a Texas accent much easier than southern for some reason. Maybe contact with Jackson would help … also, Texas can be hammed up pretty readily, and I’m sure Rob would have A LOT of fun with that.

  4. He’s going to be speaking nothing but Comanche, from what I understand. In the story, he’s captured as a child and raised by the Comanches, so no southern drawl, I think. I know I read that he was only going to be speaking Comanche last year. They may have changed their plans by now…

  5. I love Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weiss! An awesome ensemble cast to say the least! And as a Texas gal myself I would die to hear the Robster do a Texas accent or any kind of Southern one! Can I get a yee haw ya’ll?

  6. omg he looks so hot in that pic

  7. Lynne Stringer says:

    Cool! I really like the sound of this story. I was so disappointed when it looked like it wasn’t going to happen.

  8. He won’t have a southern accent. The character was taken as a child and raised by Comanche Indians. He has said in interviews he will be speaking Comanche! :)

    • Glad to see that I’m not the only one who remembered this! I was going to post the same thing, but then, I saw your comment!

  9. I remeber this a long time ago, I think he was rumored for this the same time he sign in Twilight, that’s why Rob and Hugh were so friendly at each other at teen choice awards 2009. This is awesome and great cast too :)

  10. Oh wow, I *LOVE* Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman, so I’ll be interested in seeing this when it comes out!

  11. i read the script…it was decent. just very, very unbelievable. he’s like 8 years old and held captive for 10 years. they find him and he completely forgets everything english! everything!

    • Actually,it is very believable and fact based. Cynthia Ann Parker,google it. She was a young woman,maybe just a young girl who was taken by comanches. She lived with them for many years into her adult years. She became a wife and had a son. She learned the native language and did not speak english,even after she was discovered by the Texas Rangers and returned to her family! Comanche raids were quite a regular thing on the settlements here in south Texas back them. Many captives taken or killed.
      I hope that film this in south Texas or our hill country where the Comanches held the lands.

      • Lynne Stringer says:

        Yes, they had something similar in Dances with Wolves. The female lead there had been discovered by the Comanches (Sioux in the movie) after her family had been killed by Pawnee. She remembered some English, though.

  12. Glad to see a new project that will display all of the actors abilities and giving Mr. Pattinson a chance to stretch his acting legs.Great idea romantic western, has not been anything like this for quite some time.Will be looking forward to this movie ;)

    • Comanche is not a dead language either or a dead native peoples either. It shocks me how little people have learned about our Native American history,not just nation wide but even here in Texas. Our native american history is a big deal here in south Texas as well as out Mexican history.

      Rob will no doubt have to learn how to speak it if this is to be authentic! It should be wonderful!
      As I said before,I really hope they stay true to the history and film it here in Texas!

  13. Yay for Unbound Captives!!!! I was so hoping this would get the green light. Rob and Hugh Jackman…..yes please!

  14. There are a couple things I wish to say. First, I am thrilled Rob is going to be able to do this film. I think it is high time that Hollywood (and the world) begins to see him as something other than Edward. True, he has had a couple of hits with other films, but everything still comes back to him being Edward. This is a film that I think will prove to Hollywood how versatile our Rob is. Second, I remember an interview a while back in which Rob commented on how he was working hard on learning Comanche for this role. Personally I can’t wait to see him in it. Third, there are many documented cases of white children being abducted by Indians. The story of Cynthia Ann Parker is well worth a read. Not only was she kidnapped at the age of 9 by Indians, she was adopted by a childless Indian family, and eventually made what was considered to be an excellent marriage in the tribe. She was discovered and brought back into the white world in her 20’s where she was unable to assimilate back into western society. Eventually she snuck away and returned to her Indian family. Her son, Quanah Parker, was one of the last great chiefs of his tribe. There was a fictionalized account of her life written in the 1980’s called “Ride the Thunder”. I recommend it highly as a very good read.

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  16. sparklevamp says:

    Oh hells frickin YES. I don’t know about every one else, but I’ve been waiting for Western Rob since forever. This is like my birthday and Christmas presents all combined!!! <3

  17. He’s too old for this role now. Isn’t his character supposed to be 17?

  18. He’s too old for this role. The character he originally was supposed to play was 17. There’s no way he can pass for that now.

  19. I apologize if the turns out to be a multi-post (puter being weird), but Rob is too old for this role now. The script called for a 17 year old character. He’s way too old for this now.

  20. Isn’t the character supposed to be 17? He’s too old for this. They’ll need to cast someone younger.

  21. I would love to hear Rob with a Southern accent I wonder if he’ll sound hot with a southern accent.

  22. Dawnika Stephenson says:

    Cool!
    I am looking forward to this movie! I’m not much for western movies,but have seen some like Dancing with Wolves. I hope It’s as high quality and accurate as Dances With Wolves seemed. Except I hope not as long a movie as DWW. But I am looking forward to it more because I love seeing Rob or any of the Twilight Cast in other different roles from Twilight. It’s Interesting! Yes whether Rob speaks Comanche or does a southern accent, I’m sure he’ll do a wonderful job. His american accent In Twilight was flawless as far as I could tell. Though It obviously would be easier fror him to learn how to change his accent than it would be to change his language, so It’d be easier for him to do the southern accent than the comanche language. I’m sure It will be awesome!
    Dawnika

  23. I am excited to see this in order to see Rob in another period piece, but with a Western American flare. I am southern, so I can’t wait to hear his Southern accent and watch him try his hand at the Commanche language. Now, I am a little wierded out that Rachel Wiesz will play Rob’s mom in this movie…as there is only 16 years age difference in real life. I know back in pioneer days people had babies at a really young age, so maybe that is how it can pass….but in real life terms…she’s not that much older than Rob…so I think it will be wierd seeing her trying to be maternal to his character instead of wanting to rip his clothes off his body! hahaha. Also, they should have already green lighted this. Rob is not only older, but he is definitely more mature in his acting skills and looks…so they will need to increase the “movie age” of his character…instead of leaving him at 17…for better believability now. Poor Rob. He’s forever 17. hahahaha. So excited to see anything Rob is in…no matter what!

    • Lynne Stringer says:

      They can always alter the script a little to accommodate the problem with his age. Perhaps they can make her older, or make him her brother rather than her son. There are ways to get around it

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