Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt’s New Drama

She'll play a lawyer

Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama

by James White |
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Night Moves director Kelly Reichardt does not yet have a title for her new drama. But she has still been building an impressive cast of previous collaborators and new faces, with Michelle Williams, Jared Harris, Laura Dern, James Le Gros and Sara Rodier all aboard. Now Kristen Stewart will join them in the eventual film.

For this one, Reichardt is headed to the wide-open plains of Montana, and the small towns that dot the expansive countryside. Adapting the short stories of Maile Meloy, the writer-director plans a series of vignettes that involve people from one particular town.

Stewart will be Beth, a young lawyer who has arrived from Idaho. Taking a teaching job that means a commute several hours from her house, she confronts her nerves about switching careers and befriends a woman named Jamie who is auditing her class.

There are no details yet on what Williams, Dern, Harris or Le Gros will be up to, but Reichardt is busy developing the indie drama, which should be out next year. Stewart, who will next be seen in this week’s Still Alice, has also worked on sci-fi tale Equals, drama Anesthesia and action comedy American Ultra.

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