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Madeleine Stowe Talk To MTV About Unbound Captives

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Robert Pattinson is so beloved by “Unbound Captives” director and writer 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.

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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‘Unbound Captives’ News

Madeline Stowe, writer/director of  ‘Unbound Captives’ was interviewed by Jeanne Jakle of 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.


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Nicola Peltz Tells Us That She And Robert Pattinson Will Start Filming “Unbound Captives” Next Year

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Rob Talks About Music, Breaking Dawn, Unbound Captives & More

Robert Pattinson ‘fearful’ of ‘Twilight’s’ end

LOS ANGELES—ROBERT PATTINSON usually arrives at our interviews with an easy, sly grin on his face. The smile reminds us that we’re in for another humor-filled talk with the guy.

What was different this time was his haircut—cropped on the side—which made him look younger.

In this chat, Robert talks about his anxiety over the coming end of the “Twilight” series, how he feels about the kissing scenes between Kristen Stewart’s Bella and Taylor Lautner’s Jacob, and a life-changing moment, among others.

Robert has come a long way from the first time we interviewed him on the London set of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” in which he played Cedric Diggory.

Below are excerpts:

What are you looking forward to about “Breaking Dawn” being shot back-to-back as two films and of Bill Condon directing them?

I’m glad that it’s Bill Condon. I love his stuff. I haven’t seen the script yet but I am fearful about the series’ end. It’s such a great security blanket. It’s like a net. You can afford to make mistakes when you have another “Twilight” film to make. After that, I guess you’re on your own.

I’m glad the “Breaking Dawn” films will be done together. Because otherwise, it’s quite hard to fit another film in-between each one. Like what happened in “Eclipse”—having to get your mind back to where it was before. I had about a week of preparation time. It was quite stressful in the beginning. With the two films done together, you can just stay in character the whole time.

In the tent scene which is already the much talked-about thing in “Eclipse,” your vampire character is of course cold, body temperature wise, while Taylor’s Jacob drives home the point that he’s literally hotter.

It’s sort of an odd scene. It’s quite difficult. It’s incredibly depressing for Edward (laughing). It does make him seem incredibly unattractive. But I never really got it in the first place. It’s like having some freezing cold person next to you (laughing). It’s horrible.

Taylor told us that you were always cracking up in that scene.

I was in a very strange room when we were shooting that scene (laughing). I kept getting obsessed with the idea of the word “thoughts” with an American accent. It sounds like “farts.” I couldn’t get over it the entire day. The opening line was, “Can you at least keep your thoughts to yourself?” I’m sitting in this tent and every single time, I laugh over that line. Taylor got to the point where he was like, “Those words don’t even sound the same. It’s not funny at all.”

I think I was tired. I find all this stuff where we have to boss each other all quite funny. Considering that we’re in teen-girl magazines and stuff … Taylor always has his shirt off. And I’ve got my little quaff (laughing). We’re trying to act all macho. I thought it was really funny.

Talk about the dynamics between the three of you now that Jacob gets to kiss Bella in this movie.

It’s weird. Not only do they do the kissing scenes—they never do it when I am even on the set. I have the day off. You genuinely feel like someone’s cheating on you. Then you come back to the set. And almost always, it’s after one of their scenes where I suspect them of doing something. It just so happened every single time—I would come into work being like, “So how was it?”

Can you set the record straight—your Edward character is a 100-year-plus-old virgin?

I think he’s … how old is he now? He must be 109 or 110. There’s an arguable point with another vampire in Alaska from the first book. It’s briefly mentioned. But I can’t remember if it’s actually fully explained if he is a virgin or not. I think the fans like to believe he is.

Since these “Twilight” films are fantasy/romance/thriller dramas, may I ask which love stories inspired you?

I have to sound really cheesy and say my parents. My parents met when my mom was 17 and my dad was 26. They’re still together. I grew up in an age where everybody gets divorced.

But in terms of film, I’ve always liked despairing, painful love stories. I think that’s probably because I’m still young. There’s a Godard film called “First Name: Carmen.” I’m not even going to attempt to say the French pronunciation. I always found that to be one of the most truthful and inspiring love stories I’ve seen on film.

How uncomfortable is it to be acting with contact lens on?

You can’t feel properly. You can’t sweat. If you do anything to sweat, everything starts breaking on your face. You can’t even psyche yourself up for a scene. I don’t know how people do scenes with contact lenses on. I just find it impossible. The Edward character is about restraint and restricting yourself about everything. He’s not a very effusive person. A lot of the performance should be done with your eyes but then you eliminate that ability by putting the contacts on. Whenever I do other movies in which I don’t have to wear contacts, I breathe a sigh of relief.

In “Breaking Dawn,” you become a father and Bella becomes a vampire bride. Do you have tips for Kristen on playing a vampire? Do you feel that you’re mature enough to play a dad?

It’s funny because I’m playing a dad in some scenes in “Breaking Dawn” and I’m portraying one in a movie I’m doing now as well. I’m terrified about doing it. I don’t know what I’m going to do when it comes to those scenes. I’ve been complaining so much about having the makeup on and contact lenses. Kristen is like, “You’re so pathetic. You have to just get over it. Why can’t you just get used to it?” [Now, since Kristen has to wear contact lens, too], I can finally be like, “You will know what it’s like. You’re going to be in constant aggravation the whole time.” Which is great.

We don’t see a lot of guys like Edward who protects a girl’s virtue. Do you relate to him at all? How old-fashioned are you?

I think I’ve become more old-fashioned. I feel like I’m already turning middle-aged now (laughing). It’s quite nice to be doing a series of films that a lot of people think uphold positive virtues. Some people actually think the films are a good influence on their kids.

Stephenie Meyer was on the set of “Eclipse” more often than she was on the first two movies. What was that like?

It’s not intimidating. She’s really nice. She really likes the films. It was strange, though. I didn’t really notice until toward the end of the filming. I was like, “Stephenie has been here every day” (laughing). It was interesting. She’s always open. She would never really come in and push anything on us. She was open to answering questions.

You have a western genre film project, “Unbound Captives,” in development. Why are you fascinated with westerns?

I grew up watching westerns. My dad’s favorite movies are all westerns. I hope that film happens. It’s such a complicated film to get together because it’s not really an action film or anything. It’s a slightly depressing romantic drama, half of which is in Comanche. It will definitely be different. My character is a massive stretch for me.

You play the guitar. How important is music for you?

It’s really important. Incidentally, my sister is a singer and a songwriter. Acting has helped as well because I’ve never really had any particular interest. The only reason I’d start releasing records is hopefully so I get a name in music and have good people who would want to collaborate with me. I guess having a name in acting, you can get your foot through the door with quite a few musicians. I hope I’ll be able to record some stuff just for myself. The idea of selling it—as soon as you start making it—it dies in a lot of ways. It’s too scary at that point. Then everyone feels the need to judge it. But if you’re not making money and you’re doing it for yourself, then no one’s going to judge it.

“Twilight” is very popular with young people, including Jaden Smith. What kind of books and music did you like when you were a teenager?

I was obsessed with a writer called Martin Amis when I was a teenager. I read everything. Every single time I went to a bookshop, I’d see if he has other books. I used to buy multiple editions of his books.
Martin, Van Morrison and Jimi Hendrix—they were my people when I was growing up. I’d obsessively collect all their stuff.

That’s funny about how Jaden likes the “Twilight” thing. He’s like the first guy who’s willing to admit it (laughing).

What has so far been a life-changing experience for you?

My moving to secondary school. I was kicked out of my first school. There is a whole system of the schools in London where I went from one school to another and then to university. Everybody went to the same schools. But I got kicked out. I ended up going to an arts school which was probably the best thing that ever happened to me.

Why were you kicked out?

Secret (laughing).

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Robert Pattinson Talks Breaking Dawn, Bel Ami, Water for Elephants and More!

Today at the press conference for the latest Twilight installment Eclipse, Robert Pattinson revealed some information on his upcoming projects Bel Ami, Water for Elephants, Unbound Captives and even a bit on his upcoming Twilight films, the two pats of Breaking Dawn, which he REALLY hasn’t been paying much attention to.

We’ve heard a bit about Bel Ami and have even seen photos from the set. Below Pattison talks in depth what appeared to be one of his favorite characters of his upcoming films…

Robert Pattison: Bel Ami is about a character called Georges Duroy who is a broke ex soldier in Paris in 1890. He has no drive. He’s just jealous of everything. He’s completely talentless. The only thing he does is, by accident he finds this guy in the army with a brothel and this other guy want’s to impress him so he gives him money and buys him a round and it ends up being like he’s invited the Devil into his house. He seduces his wife. He seduces all his wife’s friends. Every single influential woman he can get, he has an affair with and it ends up screwing over the entire society.

All that we’ve known so far about Water for Elephants is that both Pattison and Christoph Waltz fought for the role and that both Sean Penn and Reese Witherspoon are in it — can someone say Oscar bait?. Find out more about the film and his role in it below…

Robert Pattison: Water for Elephants is a story about a guy in 1931 whose parents both die in a car crash when he’s at Cornell University studying veterinarian science. He jumps on a train out of desperation to find something else and it ends up being this circus train. He ends up falling in love with the star attraction who’s also the wife of the ring master and all the chaos that ensues after that.

As for Madeline Stowe’s upcoming project Unbound Capitves, Pattison confirms most of the stuff we already know…

Robert Pattison: Unbound Captives: It’s a Western. It’s a sort of romantic, drama, western. My character is the son of Rachel Weisz. He get’s kidnapped by Comanches when he’s four and is raised by them. And my mother spends like 15 years or something trying to find me and when she finds me and I come back I can’t speak English anymore. I don’t recognize her and she doesn’t recognize me and I have kind of massive ADD in it as well.

According to Kristen Stewart, many of the Twilight-ers have known that Breaking Dawn was going to be split into two movies for some time and everyone was doing their best to keep it under wraps. Apparently that wasn’t a problem for Pattison who appears to be just focusing on the acting side of Twilight and not too much of the rest of it…

How long have you known that Breaking Dawn was going to be two parts? Have you met with Bill Condon yet?

I found out about Breaking Dawn being two films when the press release came out (laughs). Bill Condon, I met briefly a few weeks ago kind of by accident just before the MTV Awards in a bar. He seemed great. He seemed like a really, really nice guy. I haven’t talked to him in detail about anything but Gods and Monsters, that was an amazing movie. I think it’s going to be good. I don’t even know where we’re going to shoot it yet or anything.

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News On ‘Unbound Captives’

Future R.Pattz Costar: Unbound Captives Filming “Soon”

Nicola Peltz must have a thing for vampires—and Robert Pattinson must be way into movies about olden times.

Up-and-comer Peltz stars in M. Night Shyamalan‘s new movie, The Last Airbender, with Twilight cutie Jackson Rathbone. But she’s also landed a lead role in the hushed-about western Unbound Captives, alongside Robert Pattinson.

So what can we learn from Nicola about the two Twi-guys? And what the heck is up with Captives, Rob’s movie that was announced more than a year ago?

alk about a hot cast. But what’s it about, exactly?

“It’s based on the Comanche tribes a while back,” said Nicola, pausing for a bit. “It’s hard to explain, but it’s such a great script.

“Rob plays my brother, and when we’re four, we get kidnapped. Our mom looks for us forever until we’re about fifteen. We don’t even know her when she comes by. And one—well, I can’t give you the whole thing—but one of us stays in our tribe and one of us goes back with her.”

alk about a hot cast. But what’s it about, exactly?

“It’s based on the Comanche tribes a while back,” said Nicola, pausing for a bit. “It’s hard to explain, but it’s such a great script.

“Rob plays my brother, and when we’re four, we get kidnapped. Our mom looks for us forever until we’re about fifteen. We don’t even know her when she comes by. And one—well, I can’t give you the whole thing—but one of us stays in our tribe and one of us goes back with her.”

Rob – Heading Into Non- Twilight Territory Is Scary

Recently, MTV Radio caught up with the man beloved by millions as Edward Cullen to discuss his plans for the new year — from “Breaking Dawn” and beyond.

“I’ve only done one movie outside of the ‘Twilight’ series, ‘Remember Me,’ ” Rob said of his first true post-fame project, a March 12 romantic drama opposite Emilie de Ravin whose shoot was most notable for its security issues. “But even that I did with the same studio, so I guess I’m still a little bit blind as to what my actual economic viability will be outside of the series.”

Undoubtedly, all eyes will be on “Remember Me” when it tests RPattz’s box-office clout in a few months. Following that and June’s “Eclipse,” his fans will have some other high-profile flicks to look out for.

“I think the tentative time for ‘Breaking Dawn’ is fall next year,” Rob said of the fourth “Twilight” novel, which might be split into two films. “Depending on how things go, I’m doing a movie called ‘Bel Ami’ in February, an adaption to a Guy de Maupassant novel. And I’m doing — I hope — a Western with Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman called ‘Unbound Captives’ sometime around there as well. They’ve got to try and juggle things around until everybody’s schedules work.”

Rob said he was eager to play the “Unbound Captives” role because it’s unlike anything he’s done before. “I’m playing a kid who was kidnapped by Comanche [warriors] when he was 4 years old. And he was brought up by them, and then his mother spends her entire life trying to find me and my sister,” he said of Weisz’s vengeful-mom role. “When she finds us, we can’t remember who she is and can’t remember anything about the Western culture which she grew up in.

“It’s like, you can’t really be more different from Edward,” he added. “I actually signed on to that after I’d done ‘Twilight,’ in the summer after I’d finished [shooting]. It was really before anything had happened [to make me famous]. I wasn’t even really thinking about it.

“It’s just a cool script,” Pattinson said of the film, drawing comparisons to the classic final movie featuring the star he is most often compared to: James Dean. “It reminds me in a lot of ways of ‘Giant,’ which is one of my favorite movies. So I think that’s why I responded to it.”

Already booked pretty solidly for the next year, Rob said he’ll continue to read new scripts and look for other parts that might catch his attention — even if there are some facets of his newfound fame that undermine the process.

“It’s definitely different,” he said of being a famous actor as opposed to a struggling one. “You get offered stuff that you would never dream of getting offered before, but that’s also scary. You don’t have to audition for anything. [But] I don’t want to do a movie just so it gets made. … You have to question yourself a lot more.

“Before ‘Twilight,’ I did any movie that I got [offered], and you’d try and make the best of it afterwards,” he explained. “But now, you’re expected to come into the movie and provide not only economic viability, but also a performance as well. You can’t just mess around. People are like, ‘We’re employing you to be here, as a star and an actor.’ It’s difficult, and it’s scary.”


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