Kristen Stewart may be these days has become fodder for the tabloids, but the 22 year old seems determined to commit to being taken seriously as an actress: Vulture heard exclusively that Stewart has won the starring role in an indie adaptation 1951 novel by William Styron, Lie Down In Darkness. Directed by filmmaker of Crazy Heart, Scott Cooper and established in the fifties distinguished in Virginia, Lie Down will be playing Stewart Peyton Loftis. As part of a dysfunctional family and disintegrated, Peyton is constantly compared to his crippled sister, Maude, and intense physical beauty makes it the object of hateful jealousy of her cold mother and the goal of her incestuous father, an alcoholic. (Stewart also appear in another film of the fifties, On the Road,Walter Salles, when it debuts in the U.S. sometime this fall / winter).
The role of Peyton had been coveted by Jennifer Lawrence,
but Lawrence will spend most of next year filming sequels. ( Catching Fire
begins this fall, while a new movie X-Men
Fox begins filming in January.) Launched by Open Road Films, Darkness has been in development for years by producer Jeff Sharp (You Can Count on Me , Proof) and while it is still unclear how soon could start production, this is a major obstacle of casting resolved.
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Meanwhile, less clear is what will be in the sequel under Universal Pictures of Snow White and the Huntsman
of Stewart.In April, before the premiere of the film in June, Deadline reports
that David Koepp, screenwriter of Hollywood hits like Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, and Spider-Man, had been hired to write a script for a sequel to the hunter. ”The word is that the study hopes to accelerate the project so that the Hunter, the director Rupert Sanders may be the next project to lead,” wrote Deadline.
But the future of the sequel was naturally complicated by Stewart’s admission of an affair (or something short) with the married Sanders, director in the film. Could (or would) the two even work together? A Universal source insists that “nothing has changed and we are still looking at options that would include directing Rupert.”
David Koepp calls are not returned, but as an agency source said, would be highly irregular for a screenwriter Koepp renowned as continue working on a project that does not have a Deputy Director to monitor your progress to the screen, giving credit to the idea that Sanders is still the director. Agency sources say that Universal has not requested any other candidate to replace Sanders. Calls to the producers of Snow White and the Huntsman, Joe Roth and Palak Patel and Sanders’s agents were also not returned, the agency Stewart declined to comment on future plans to film.