Everybody welcome back Kristen Stewart to the game (provided her co-stars do not drop out upon her arrival,) as the actress has just been cast alongside Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess in The Big Shoe. This is a project from The Secretary director Steven Shainberg which should give people an idea of what to expect. The project is billed as an erotic, dark comedy although it is hard to imagine he will capture the same unsettling fetishism found in his earlier work which had James Spader spanking Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Word of this movie comes out of EFM. HanWay Films is said to be backing this project which stars Banks as a family psychotherapist and Stewart as her Muse. Andrew Lazar’s Mad Chance is producing with Richard Middleton and Christina Lurie executive producing.
Today’s story follows reports that Universal has recently decided to keep Stewart in the fold for the next Snow White and the Huntsman film. While there have not been many updates on that front, her optimism for a return to the franchise overshadows earlier pessimism that they might go another way at Universal particularly since her very public affair with director Rupert Sanders. In other words, that all appears to be water under the bridge and it is now ‘back to work’ for the Twilight star.
Just a heads up on some breaking news going into the holiday, it seems as if Universal has opted to keep Kristen Stewart on the Snow White and the Huntsman franchise after all. The actress recently spoke with The Playlist on the topic while promoting her new indie film On the Road saying, “it’s gonna be fuckin’ amazing. No, I’m so excited about it, it’s crazy.”
This still does not change the fact that Rupert Sanders could be out of the director’s chair after he successfully launched this property on a shortened time table. That said, we definitely want to hear more especially in regards to the casting of the film’s central antagonist before we call it a win.
Snow White and the Huntsman starred Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, and Sam Claflin. The film launched in June and rode a $56.2 million three-day opening to $396 million worldwide on a budget of $170 million.
Kristen Stewart finishes a blockbuster year for her career with the indie flick On the Road. This is a limited release based on a book about the Beat Generation, so naturally appeal is not exactly one-and-one with Twilight. Nonetheless, this is a project Stewart is proud of so she took to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote the pic which she talked about thoroughly. Off-topic conversation had to do with her version of high school as a young actress. There was no mention of Robert Pattinson or his ice cream party with Jon Stewart back in August for those of you wondering. Continue Reading
Here is a late posting of last night’s Conan appearance from Twilight star Kristen Stewart. The interview was tremendously revealing compared to previous ones as she conceded that her career is in the toilet and then complained about bad ‘girl power’ movies. Obviously, she has received a lot of scripts for the latter in a bit of type casting; however, the actress did pick up a role in Snow White and the Huntsman which was not terrible, but may be interpreted by a few as something she just railed against.
As for the former, that might be a problem having to do with her very public affair with director Rupert Sanders. While we completely believe she will manage to find work sometime down the road, there is the elephant in the room that those behind-the-scenes have wives who would be none to thrilled at the prospects of their husbands working closely with Stewart. It may sound like a silly way to think about it, but it might have just been responsible for cleaving half of her prospective offers. Continue Reading
As advertised, Kristen Stewart showed up on Jimmy Fallon to promote the final Twilight movie. While this will largely go down as an average talk show interview for the actress with nothing too special being talked about, those mining the world for anything Breaking Dawn in anticipation of next week’s big release should still be entertained. She talked a lot about the new film and then played a game of Giant Quarters. Good times. Continue Reading
Twilight star Kristen Stewart has been reluctantly thrown back on the talk show circuit after making tabloid headlines a few months back. She is promoting the Breaking Dawn Part 2 as is the rest of the cast, but this appearance has a little bit more cachet because of circumstances. Unfortunately, the interview was with Jay Leno and not someone who has shown a commitment to press on tough topics, but something (in this case a bit of awkwardness from not addressing the elephant in the room) is better than nothing. The actress will be on Jimmy Fallon’s show in a few days and then Conan next week if this was not enough. Continue Reading
There is not a whole lot of Twilight coverage on this site because I really do not know anything about it other than its box office power. Needless to say, there have been a handful of promotional materials that have released over the past week or two for the final film in the saga that still need sharing, thus the mention. In the can are two clips, an behind-the-scenes look, and a television spot for what will almost certainly be November’s biggest movie. Sorry, Skyfall fans, but Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is currently tracking north of a $150 million opening weekend compared to Bond’s $90 million. Continue Reading
Audiences have already seen a few trailers for Walter Salles’ On the Road, but today they are privy to the first official U.S. one which is a bit shorter. While it does tout the involvement of the director from The Motorcycle Diaries (a 2004 foreign language classic,) the newest promo for this film makes his latest offering seem like a different beast entirely. Instead of some sort of typical adventure road trip drama, the film’s makers are really trying to get its ‘Beat generation’ component across first and foremost. Who could blame them? That is what the film is truly about and it enables them to showcase the minor roles On the Road gives to some recognizable faces. Continue Reading
Despite the fact that Universal is in complete denial about ditching Kristen Stewart, The Hollywood Reporter is sticking by their story from earlier in the week that had Snow White and the Huntsman turning into a solo starring vehicle for Chris Hemsworth. Since no one else could get confirmation (and their chief rival Deadline called their reporting one comprised of guesswork,) THR decided to post a defensive article today about how not only is it true, but also how the studio has every reason to do it and deny their decision to move on.
The trade publication believes that the $10 million plus 5% back-end Stewart would garner from a sequel is enough to say no to; however, there are also clear marketing concerns (even before Stewart’s affair with director Rupert Sanders) that makes her pretty much underwhelming force in the property. Research apparently showed that Hemsworth was appealing enough to both men and women to anchor the film on its own and Stewart may have actually worked against the franchise’s launch as she is considered to be a polarizing figure with her core audience not unlike Shia LaBeouf. Continue Reading
In perhaps the biggest news story of the day, despite Universal’s possession of an option for a Kristen Stewart reprisal in the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel, they have decided to drop her from the franchise going forward. This news follows tabloid-related events in recent weeks that had the Twilight starlit admitting to an affair with franchise director Rupert Sanders, but it might not be a direct result of what has happened.
Rumors started to surface well before the launch of Snow White and the Huntsman that Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman character would be taking center stage in any such sequel offering. The Thor actor was a major draw in the production and many consider his presence responsible for a startling 50/50 gender split with the film’s audience that many thought would be impossible given the source material. Hemsworth is optioned up for an undisclosed number of films in the franchise, so he undoubtedly will be returning. Continue Reading
Walter Salles may not be one of the best known director’s in town, but he sure knows how to put a movie about relatively nothing together. Nothing brings that point home more than the trailer for his next film entitled On the Road. The project acts as a portrait about the Beat Generation (1950′s) via its lead characters Dean and Sal who are portrayed by Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley.
Don’t worry though as there are some big names in here on the supporting side. Other cast members include Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Kristen Stewart, Steve Buscemi, and Elisabeth Moss. You can see some of those faces in the following trailer which is very much going to remind a whole lot of you of Salles’ 2004 foreign language classic The Motorcycle Diaries. Continue Reading
Amidst personal controversy, Kristen Stewart has bagged herself quite a serious role in the form of the lead for Lie Down in the Darkness. The film is based on a 1951 novel by William Styron which has the backdrop of 1950′s Virginia. The actress’ character will be that of Peyton Loftis who is a part of a dysfunctional and disintegrating family. More specifically, she will have a crippled sister named Maudie, an incestuous and alcoholic father, and a jealous mother to deal with. Continue Reading
In what has to be the most strange and disappointing piece of entertainment news out there today, there seems to be a bit of a tabloid sensation building around the relationship between Kristen Stewart and her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. While I generally avoid talking about such fodder, the Twilight star and now the former commercial director have since confirmed the speculation, thus suggesting there is obviously going to be some huge ramifications surrounding Universal’s newest franchise–something that cannot be ignored.
This is in reference to Snow White and the Huntsman’s sequel which is currently being written by David Koepp (Spider-Man.) Details have been hush, hush but it looks as if early rumors that it would be a spin-off of the Huntsman character might be overblown especially after seeing confirmation the Stewart and Hemsworth are both contractually obligated to return. Given that half the film’s audience was female, it would be kind of senseless to drop her with no obvious replacement. Continue Reading
Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart took to The Today Show this morning to promote the soon-to-release Rupert Sanders-directed film. Continue Reading
Kristen Stewart was apparently preparing to do a live Snow White event tonight for MTV when she told E! News something that is not entirely too shocking: she would be up for doing a sequel to the film that she happens to be promoting. Continue Reading