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Kristen Stewart may have become tabloid fodder in recent days, but the 22-year-old seems decidedly committed to being taken seriously as an actress: Vulture hears exclusively that Stewart has landed the lead role in an indie adaptation of William Styron’s 1951 novel, Lie Down In Darkness. Directed by Crazy Heart helmer Scott Cooper and set in genteel fifties Virginia, Lie Down will have Stewart play Peyton Loftis. As part of a dysfunctional and disintegrating family, Peyton is constantly compared to her crippled sister, Maudie, and her intense physical beauty makes her the object of her frigid mother’s jealous hatred and the target of her father’s incestuous, alcoholic lust. (Stewart will also appear in another fifties-era film, Walter Salles’s On the Road, when it’s released in the U.S. sometime this fall/winter.)
The part of Peyton had been coveted by Jennifer Lawrence, but Lawrence will spend the better part of the next year shooting sequels. (Catching Fire ignites this fall, while a new X-Men film at Fox commences shooting in January.) Set up at Open Road Films, Darkness has been in development for years by producer Jeff Sharp (You Can Count on Me, Proof) and while it’s unclear how soon it might start production, this is a major casting hurdle cleared.
Meanwhile, less clear is what will become of Universal Pictures’ planned sequel to Stewart’s Snow White and the Huntsman. In April, before the film’s June release, Deadline reported that David Koepp, Hollywood’s go-to screenwriter for blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, and Spider-Man, had been retained to write a script for a Huntsman sequel. “The word is the studio hopes to fast track the project so that Huntsman helmer Rupert Sanders can make it the next project he directs,” wrote Deadline.
But the sequel’s future has naturally been complicated by Stewart’s admission of an affair (of some sort) with the married Sanders, her director on the film. Could (or would) the two ever reteam? A Universal source insists that “nothing has changed and we are still looking at sequel options that would include Rupert directing.”
Calls to David Koepp were not returned, but as one agency insider noted, it would be highly irregular for a screenwriter of Koepp’s renown to continue work on a project that didn’t have a director attached to oversee its progress to the screen, lending credence to the idea that Sanders remains the intended director. Agency sources say that Universal hasn’t yet sought any other candidates to replace Sanders.
Calls to Snow White and the Huntsman producers Joe Roth and Palak Patel as well as to Sander’s agents also went unreturned; Stewart’s agency declined to comment on her future film plans.
Kristen Stewart’s Apology to Robert Pattinson for Cheating
Kristen Stewart is issuing a public apology for hurting her boyfriend of three years, Robert Pattinson, by having a fling with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders.
“I’m deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I’ve caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry,” Stewart said in a statement Wednesday.
News of Stewart’s infidelity with the 41-year-old, married director comes about four years after the couple met while filming the first installment of Twilight, the vampire smash that thrust them into the spotlight before the film even arrived in theaters. Buzz that they were a real-life couple took off almost immediately.
As Pattinson, 26, and Stewart, 22, have become increasingly open about their relationship, they’ve been photographed kissing and keeping cozy on date nights in Los Angeles.
Barely two weeks ago, the couple were all laughs at Comic-Con as they joked about their on-camera smooching scenes.
‘Snow White’ Weaves Box Office Fairy Tale!
Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” had a fairy tale of a weekend with a better-than-expected first place debut of $56.2 million. The film also performed well internationally in 45 territories taking in $39.3 million for a worldwide total of $95.6 million. The highly stylized and dark interpretation of the classic story stars “Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart as Snow White, “The Avengers” Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman and Charlize Theron as the scenery-chewing Evil Queen. The film attracted women (53%) who related to the strong female characters and intricate storyline as well as men (47%), who enjoyed the action elements and darker side of this film’s re-imagining of the Snow White mythology. Kudos to first time director Rupert Sanders for knocking this one out of the park!
Kristen Stewart On How Adele Inspired Her Performance In Snow White & The Huntsman
Kristen Stewart gave props to Adele on the red carpet at the “Snow White and the Huntsman” screening in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, for helping inspire her performance in the film.
“I happen to just be listening to that album at the time,” Kristen told Access Hollywood, referring to Adele’s mammoth selling album, “21.” “The extremes of her emotion – when she’s got levity and she’s got light, it’s so light and when she’s down, it’s like devastating and it just reminded me of the movie, and yeah, I love her.”
Kristen plays Snow White in the film, which hits theaters on June 1, and although her character is a strong young woman, Kristen said the horse riding brought out her real fear.
“[It] scares me so much,” she said. “I feel like when you watch this movie, you’re going to see genuine discomfort and genuine pain and fear, which is so much cooler than people faking it. Yeah, so riding the horses was not my favorite thing.”
The actress said she’s proud of the role and was glad to be able to tackle such a powerful character.
“It’s so rare that a girl gets that opportunity and we definitely do not shy away from an arse kicking,” she laughed.
Later this year, the actress will return to the big screen in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” and she expects the steaminess between her character, Bella, and Robert Pattinson’s Edward, to be even hotter when it comes to their loved-up moments.
“I hope to up it a little bit,” she said. “We have to ‘up’ ourselves a little bit every time.”
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Get “Cozy” at Snow White After Party
A fairytale romance fit for a fairytale premiere!
Kristen Stewart didn’t have to attend the London premiere Monday of her new film Snow White and the Huntsman alone. Her Twilight costar and real-life boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, secretly attended the premiere in his hometown at Empire Cinema London.
“Rob was Kristen’s date,” a source tells Us Weekly. Stewart, who plays Snow White, presented the film with the cast on stage while Pattinson watched from the audience.
“Rob was cheering and clapping for Kristen as they walked off stage,” the source adds. “He looked proud of his girlfriend.”
After the premiere, the cast attended Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka’s official after party at the Royal Courts of Justice. Stewart, 22, changed out of her black lace Marchesa gown into a leather jacket and jeans. Pattinson, who celebrated his 26th birthday Sunday, also dressed casually in his trademark baseball cap.
“Rob met Kristen there,” a partygoer tells Us. “They stayed together in the VIP area all night and looked really cozy. They made sure no one saw them or photographed them.”
But they weren’t alone! Pattinson also brought his family to the party to support his Snow White.
‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ UK Promo Tour News
The SWATH UK Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/snowwhiteandthehuntsmanuk) will be hosting an exclusive LIVE Q&A with KRISTEN STEWART next Tuesday 15th May from 1.55pm – 2.15pm.
Radio 1 presenter Edith Bowman will be hosting the chat and people can message the Facebook page with any questions they may have for Kristen.
SWATH World Premiere Live Stream
For those fans who are unable to attend the SWATH world premiere in London, there will be a live stream of all of the premiere action as it unfolds on The Daily Mail website – further details to follow on Monday.
Thanks to Nicola!
TV Show Alerts!
Kristen will be on various late night shows to promote Snow White and the Huntsman:
• The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, May 4
• Jimmy Kimmel Live, May 7
Check your local listings for details!
Chris Hemsworth Caresses Comatose Kristen Stewart in Snow White & the Huntsman Clip
“What would you give to see her again?”
That’s the eerie question asked by the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) when Huntsman Chris Hemsworth sees his protégé Snow White, felled by the Queen’s poison apple, in the new trailer for Snow White & the Huntsman.
It’s just about the only time Snow White (Kristen Stewart) stops fighting: this incarnation of the fabled beauty befriends terrifying monsters, dives off cliffs and expertly wields a sword. She even wears armor on the Snow White & the Huntsman soundtrack cover, striking a pensive pose as warring knights clash behind her. (The soundtrack’s first single, “Breath of Life,” by Florence + The Machine, can be heard in the clip above.)
Snow White & and the Huntsman hits theaters June 1. The soundtrack arrives May 29.
Watch the clip here!
Kristen on the Cover of Elle UK
Since the day we revealed that Stewart would star on the cover of our June issue, through the well-documented shoot in Los Angeles and all the hints sprinkled along the way, you’ve been so patient with us. Thanks for that.
The long wait is over. Feast your eyes on our June 2012 cover. Note the spring-ready Jil Sander ensemble, the sleek ‘60s-inspired hair, the ice-blue gaze… it’s totally Kristen, right?
The June issue marks Stewart’s second time as ELLE cover star. Since appearing on the July 2010 cover, the actress has risen to new heights of acclaim and adulation.
The issue hits newsstands on Wednesday 2 May. Before then, we’ll release an exclusive trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman. The behind-the-scenes video features an interview with Stewart, so follow us on Twitter @ELLEUK to make sure you’re the first to hear about it.
Kristen Stewart to star in action film ‘Cali’
“Snow White and the Huntsman” star Kristen Stewart is set to topline “Cali,” a gritty action pic set in Los Angeles that will be produced by Voltage Productions and New School Media.
Michael Diliberti (“30 Minutes or Less”) wrote the script, which follows Mya (Stewart) and Chris, a pair of San Fernando Valley lovebirds with a penchant for bad choices and dangerous behavior. After selling a fake snuff film featuring Mya, they ride off into the sunset with a bundle of cash. Years later, Mya must “return from the dead” to save the younger sister she left behind in Cali, where the young couple contends with angry former business partners, homicidal porn stars, stoner vet techs, an unstoppable killing machine in a cowboy hat and their own contentious relationship.
Craig J. Flores (“300″) and Zev Foreman (“Killer Joe”) will produce for Voltage, while Diliberti will also produce. His manager, Brian Levy of New School Media, will exec produce with Voltage topper Nicolas Chartier (“The Hurt Locker”) and Stewart, who will pick up her first producing credit on the project.
Diliberti developed the script on spec before it was acquired by Voltage, which attached Stewart. Producers are currently out to directors and they’re anticipating a late summer start date.
“Kristen is a talented and dynamic actor, with a proven box office draw,” Flores said. “Her role in ‘Cali’ will be edgy and sexy. It will no doubt push the envelope on the public’s view of Kristen’s wide-ranging abilities. Voltage is thrilled to have her as a partner on this fantastic film.”
“Cali” marks a return to indie fare for Stewart, who has balanced the “Twilight” franchise pics like “Welcome to the Rileys,” “The Runaways” and Walter Salles’ upcoming adaptation of “On the Road.” Thesp next stars in Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” and the final installment in “The Twilight Saga,” which Summit will release on Nov. 16.
Diliberti is coming off the seven-figure spec sale to GK Films of comedy “Little White Corvette,” which has Emma Stone attached to star. Scribe is also writing a Fox 2000 project for “Crazy, Stupid, Love” helmers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra that Simon Kinberg is producing, a Sony pic for Seth Gordon that Matt Tolmach is producing and a Warner Bros. movie for Todd Phillips with his Green Hat Films banner producing.
Voltage, which produced Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,” is in pre-production on Shia LaBeouf starrer “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” and post-production on Robert Redford’s political action-thriller “The Company You Keep,” which also stars LaBeouf.
Stewart is repped by Gersh and McKuin, Frankel and Whitehead. Diliberti is repped by WME, New School Media and attorney David Krintzman.