Stewart Will Lie Down In Darkness

A new drama from Scott Cooper

Stewart Will Lie Down In Darkness

by James White |
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Given the pun possibilities inherent in this one thanks to recent tabloid stories, Kristen Stewart might have been hoping that some other casting news had emerged instead. But no: Vulture reports that she’s landed the lead in Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper’s Lie Down In Darkness.

Based on William Styron’s 1951 novel, the eventual film will feature Stewart as Peyton Loftis, a young woman dealing with the disintegration of her dysfunctional family. Not only is she constantly compared to her crippled sister, she’s also the source of jealousy for her cold, bitter mother and the target of alcohol-fuelled, incestuous lust by her father. But with the family home in genteel 1950’s Virginia, everything is quietly pushed under the carpet. At least at first…

The novel adaptation has been in development for a while now, and Jennifer Lawrence had been interested in the lead before her blockbuster schedule got in the way. Naturally, the report makes some mention of the tabloid tribulations’ effects on Universal’s planned, David Koepp-penned sequel to Snow White And The Huntsman, though it appears that director Rupert Sanders is indeed still attached to make it.

Stewart will next be seen in October 12’s On The Road, before turning up in her final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn: Part 2, which arrives on November 16.

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