The action flick will feature the ‘Twilight’ actress as the leading lady and co-executive producer.
By Fallon Prinzivalli
Since landing the role of the accident-prone heroine in “The Twilight Saga,” Kristen Stewart has sought gritty indie roles that test her acting abilities and cause a stir among fans, the first being her role as a stripper and prostitute in “Welcome to the Rileys.” She then cut off her long locks and donned a choppy, black bob to play Joan Jett in “The Runaways.” And later this year, she’ll portray 16-year-old marijuana enthusiast Marylou in the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s novel, “On the Road.”
But that’s just the beginning for the 22-year-old actress. According to Variety, Stewart is set to star in the bold action flick “Cali.”
The film centers on Mya (Stewart) and Chris, a couple from San Fernando Valley who sell a fake snuff film and disappear with the money. But Mya — who’s thought to be dead — must head back to Cali years later to save the younger sister she left behind. When she and Chris return, they’re faced with an array of characters, including “angry former business partners, homicidal porn stars, stoner vet techs [and] an unstoppable killing machine in a cowboy hat.”
Michael Diliberti (“30 Minutes or Less”) penned the script and will produce along with Voltage Production’s Craig J. Flores (“300”) and Zev Foreman. New School Media’s Brian Levy is the executive producer alongside Nicolas Chartier (“The Hurt Locker”) of Voltage and Stewart herself. This will be the actress’ first producing credit.
“Kristen is a talented and dynamic actor, with a proved box office draw,” Flores told Variety. “Her role in ‘Cali’ will be edgy and sexy. It will no doubt push the envelope on the public’s view of Kristen’s wide-ranging abilities. Voltage is thrilled to have her as a partner on this fantastic film.”
The project is still in the early stages of development, so there’s no release date yet, but audiences can catch the actress in “Snow White and the Huntsman” in theaters June 1. Later, Stewart’s dynamic year will continue when she reprises her role as Bella Cullen in
“Breaking Dawn – Part 2” on November 16. Which KStew movie are you most excited to see this year? Leave your comment below!
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