June 5, 2013
Big day for Kristen Stewart news: She has officially scored two new movie roles!
‘Twilight Saga’s Kristen Stewart Lands Leads In ‘Camp X-Ray,’ ‘Sils Maria’
XCLUSIVE: Kristen Stewart has committed to star in back to back projects shooting this summer. She will star in Camp X-Ray, a politically charged drama written and directed by Peter Sattler, and she will also star in the Olivier Assayas-directed Sils Maria.
In Camp X-Ray, Stewart will play a young soldier who escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn’t going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she’s sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years. The film’s being produced by Gina Kwon and Sophia Lin, and exec produced by David Gordon Green, Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. Production begins late summer.
Stewart will join Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz in Sils Maria, the CG Cinema-produced English language film that Assayas wrote for his Summer Hours star Binoche. The film explores middle age and that introspective period where one questions how they’ve spent their life so far and what they’ve accomplished. The title refers to the Swiss setting, and Stewart plays the assistant to Binoche’s character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young actress (Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. The film shoots this summer in Europe. IFC acquired this film for distribution just before Cannes.
From Gossip Cop:
Kristen Stewart to Star in Camp X-Ray and Sils Maria
Kristen Stewart is set to star in two new movies: Camp X-Ray and Sils Maria, her rep confirms to Gossip Cop.
In Camp X-Ray, the actress will portray a soldier sent to serve at the prison in Guantanamo Bay.
Production is scheduled to begin in late summer, with Peter Sattler directing.
Stewart is also slated to join Sils Maria, in which she’d play the assistant to an older actress (Juliette Binoche) who becomes obsessed with a young performer (Chloe Moretz) who plays the role that helped launch the older star’s career.
Olivier Assayas is directing, with production also getting underway this summer.