"The character was conceptualized as an 18-year-old," Stowe told MTV at the Golden Globes, about Pattinson's character, while adding she wouldn't be adverse to aging up the role to land him. "We might. We might just do that. We'll see how it all falls."
While it's still up to Pattinson if he'll sign on, Stowe is keeping her fingers crossed that after after being announced three years ago, the movie will be able to shoot next spring. We're looking at 2013 [for a release date] right now," Stowe said.
Jackman and Weisz are both apparently still on board, but the former is booked up this year with "Les Miserables" shooting in the spring, which he'll follow with the long delayed "The Wolverine." As for Weisz, she's currently filming "The Bourne Legacy" and has "The Railway Man" with Colin Firth lined up after that.
But a lot can happen between now and then, and even with a potentially starry cast, financiers are wary of westerns or movies in general that don't involve explosions. We hope this one gets moving because word on the script is that it's very good, but for now, it still seems like a project on the distant horizon.