Unbound Captive: According to Variety, director Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe are eyeing Unbound Captive, a period Western which Madeleine Stowe wrote under the name O.C. Humphrey.

The film is about a mother who engages a tracker to help find her kids after Indians kidnapped them.

Complicating things is the fact Stowe wrote the lead for herself and most top helmers like to make the casting decisions.

Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott will next team up for the war epic, Tripoli.