Kristen Stewart Replaces Mia Wasikowska in “Sils Maria”; Heads for “Camp X-Ray”


June 4, 2013 | Posted By In Casting | 1453 Views



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kristen-stewart After a string of false starts and projects falling through, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart is back to work, signing on for two films which will shoot back to back this summer. Deadline reports Stewart has signed on for the starring role in indie Guantanamo Bay drama “Camp X-Ray”, as well as the role originally earmarked for Mia Wasikowska in “Sils Maria”, French director Olivier Assayas’ newest starring Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz.

In “Sils Maria”, Stewart will play the assistant to Binoche’s aging movie star Maria Enders, who reflects back upon her own career and becomes obsessed with a rising young actress (Moretz) recently cast in the remake of a film that once made Maria famous. Most of the action will take place in one room and filming is set for this summer in Germany and Switzerland, with Tom Sturridge and Daniel Bruhl co-starring.

“Camp X-Ray” will see Stewart as a young soldier who joins the army in hopes of escaping her suffocating small town, but instead of a tour in Iraq, she’s sent to Guantanamo Bay, where she’s met with hatred and abuse from its detainees. Peter Sattler wrote and will make his feature directorial debut on the project, which will chronicle Stewart’s character’s growing friendship with one detainee. Filming is set for late summer in Los Angeles.

Stewart was last seen in Walter Salles’ long-gestating adaptation of “On the Road”, as well as final franchise installment “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II.” She is attached to indie comedy “The Big Shoe”, though it’s possible that summer start date may be compromised by her new commitments.


 
 

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