The actress, fairly well known for roles in movies like The Last of the
Mohicans and 12 Monkeys, co-wrote her first script, the period thriller
Unbound Captives, and began to shop it around to studios in 2003.
According to Variety, she was first offered $3 million and later $5
million, a sum even top writers in Hollywood can't always command (the studio saw it was a potential project for Russell
Crowe and Ridley Scott).
She promptly turned it down—first the $3 million, then the $5 million. She didn’t
want her involvement to stop there, a string attached to the studio
She had a co-starring stint in mind, but now, six years later, she’s
landed a top-shelf cast to make the movie her directorial debut. Hugh
Jackman and Rachel Weisz will now occupy the star roles in the film,
which follows a woman who tries to save her kidnapped children with the
help of a frontiersman. Twilight megawatt Robert Pattinson is committed
to play one of the kids.
Nice to hear a happy ending, but—$5 million, for finished work? That's rough.
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