‘Unbound Captives’ News
Madeline Stowe, writer/director of ‘Unbound Captives’ was interviewed by Jeanne Jakle of MySanAntonio.com at last Sundays Television Critics Association Junket where she was attending promoting her upcoming ABC show ‘Revenge’:
Until recently, The Last of the Mohicans star and her actor-husband, Brian Benben (Private Practice), owned a cattle ranch in the Texas Hill Country, 11 miles outside Fredericksburg. They and daughter May, who was born in San Antonio’s Methodist Hospital, lived there for many years. Stowe said she had enjoyed being away from the bustle of Hollywood and throwing herself into riding, roping and cutting. However, out of practicality, they moved to Los Angeles a couple of years ago.
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.
“Our ranch had a real history,” she added. “When I lived there, I felt a certain way about Texas that I hadn’t seen filmed yet.”
She’ll start directing The Unbound Captives next year, she said, and already has rounded up the main cast: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz and Robert Pattinson.