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Robert Pattinson-Rachel Weisz 'Unbound Captives' to Begin Filming? MTV Ratings Up or Down?

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Eclipse
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Unbound Captives, which is supposed to star Robert Pattinson, Hugh Jackman, and Rachel Weisz, and to be directed by Madeleine Stowe, was announced about a year ago. Pattinson has since signed on to do Francis Lawrence's Water for Elephants, which is currently being filmed in Southern California (Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz co-star), and should start filming Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn in the fall.

Nicola Peltz, who has a role in M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming The Last Airbender, has reportedly been cast in Unbound Captives, a drama set in the old American West. Peltz will play Pattinson's sister, with whom she grows up among the Comanches after they were kidnapped as children.

As quoted at EW.com, Peltz says that “our mom [probably Weisz] 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.”

Peltz added that filming of Unbound Captives should start “soon,” but no dates were provided.

Photo: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Kimberley French / Summit Entertainment)

Watch the 2010 MTV Movie Awards at MTV.com!

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Avatar, Taylor Lautner, Tom Cruise as Tom Cruise and as Les Grossman, teaser trailers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and The Last Airbender, Sandra Bullock kissing Scarlett Johansson, Betty White talking about her ovaries, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Cristina Aguilera, Aziz Ansari (singing a tribute to James Cameron's Avatar), the Jersey Shore cast, Snoop Dogg, Peter Facinelli, and lots of expletives. Did all that translate into solid ratings or not?

Well, that depends on where and how you look at the figures. According to some reports, the 2010 MTV Movie Awards were watched by 16.4 million people, an increase of 2 percent compared to last year. Others claim that ratings were down 13 percent. Who to believe?

James Hibberd provides some illuminating data at The Hollywood Reporter. Hibberd explains that despite strong competition from sports programming on other channels, on average the 2010 MTV Movie Awards were watched by 5.8 million viewers on MTV, MTV2, and VH1 – or about the same number as last year. However, at MTV alone, the drop-off rate was 13 percent. That's the figure being provided by some outlets.

Among female teens, largely thanks to The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the MTV Movie Awards scored the show's best ratings since 2004. Among persons between the ages of 12-34, the ceremony averaged a 4.1 rating, the second best since 2004 according to Nikki Finke at Deadline.com.

Now, other outlets have been reporting that 16.4 million viewers watched the MTV Movie Awards. Yet, that figure is supposed to represent the total number of people who watched at least a – one-minute – segment of the show on MTV, MTV2, and VH1. That's indeed up 2 percent from last year.

Also, MTV has apologized for all the expletives used on the show. In my view, they should have apologized instead for all the offensive bleeps.

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5 Comments to Robert Pattinson-Rachel Weisz 'Unbound Captives' to Begin Filming? MTV Ratings Up or Down?

  1. sean

    i want aaron johnson or daniel radcliffe or taylor lautner to play phineas not this uncle robert pattison and they r young to play opposite hugh jackman and rachel weisz as their son

  2. jen

    Nicola is so beautiful. She is perfect for this role. What a great cast!!!

  3. guest

    I don't think this movie will be filmed this year because Hugh's schedule looks booked. He is filming “Real Steel” from June 11 to Sept28 and I think after that “Selma” in the fall. Robert begins shooting Breaking Dawn in the fall.

  4. Linda, Houston, TX

    I think Rob can work this in as I don't think he is the main star. Most of the moview will be back story of the kidnapping and Hugh and Rachel looking for Rob and Nicola and romancing each other. Of course, Rob will steal the scenes he IS in!!!!!!

  5. Chervil: an underated herb

    Most likely late July to early August if this year with Pattinson. Sometime between WFE and BDawn if he's still in. Some events hinge on Eclipse, but he's well positioned brand-wise having spread his exposure risk there pending audience reaction. His crossover career specialist has done a good job in that.