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Kristen Stewart In ‘Lie Down In Darkness’

Submitted by on August 3, 2012 – 10:47 pm Comments

kristen smilingWith all the drama going on in her life, Kristen Stewart is making headlines daily, though the latest headlines have little to do with her love life. It has just been confirmed that the “Twilight” star will be playing the lead role in “Lie Down in Darkness,” an adaptation of William Styron’s 1951 novel. Apparently Stewart beat out the “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence. Though Lawrence wanted the part badly, there was no way for her to fit in into her schedule, as the “Hunger Games” sequels are keeping her busy.

“Lie Down in Darkness” has been in the works for quite a while. Jeff Sharp has been actively working on it with Open Road Media. Scott Cooper (directed “Crazy Heart” in 2009) is also said to be directing this indie film. Now with Stewart as the lead, other roles should be easier to cast. Once the director is set in stone, it will be his job to fill roles such as Stewart’s mother and father.

Stewart will play Peyton Loftis, a young girl from Virgina in the 1950′s. She becomes the obsession of her dysfunctional family as her alcoholic father is mad with lust for her and her cruel mother despises her and instead favors Peyton’s sister, who is crippled. This role will no doubt be a kristen posingchallenge for Stewart, and I’m quite interested to see how she fairs.

Since her role in “Twilight” is nearly finished, Stewart is having fun in multiple types of movies. Later on this year you can find her in the Beat Generation film “On the Road” as Marylou. She has also starred in “Runaways” and may even return for a sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman” (as long as things cool down with the director, Rupert Sanders.) She’ll be starring in the upcoming comedy flick “Cali” with actor Alex Pettyfer, who has recently become super popular thanks to his role in “Magic Mike” as Adam (the Kid.) “Cali” will also be the very first time that Stewart will be credited as a producer.

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Don’t get too excited over “Lie Down in Darkness” just yet though. The movie is still in pre-production with no start date planned as of yet. Some have questioned how Stewart’s cheating scandal will affect her career. Many have said that the drama does not make her “unhireable” or “unbankable.” After all, any publicity is good publicity right? Stewart still has a lot of damage control to do, especially with the last installment of the “Twilight” series coming to theaters this fall.

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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