Posts tagged Kristen Stewart
Almost six months ago it was first reported that Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg - who starred opposite each other in 2009′s ‘Adventureland’ - were teaming up for ‘American Ultra,’ an action comedy from Nima Nourizadeh, the director of the hit comedy ’Project X.’ THR are now reporting that the pair are set to be joined by Uma Thurman in the film. Max Landis, who wrote the acclaimed sci-fi found-footage movie ‘Chronicle,’ penned the script for ’American Ultra.’
In the action comedy, Jesse Eisenberg will play an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out. If her deal makes, Uma Thurman will play a government worker who spearheaded a secret program to create “sleeper warriors”. ’American Ultra’ is planning a mid April start date. Thurman next stars in Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac.’
Poster & Synopsis For Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ – Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart & Chloë Grace Moretz
With the European Film Market in full swing, this sale poster and synopsis has landed for Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria.’ The film is said to explore “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, with Kristen Stewart playing the assistant to Juliette Binoche’s lead character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young Hollywood starlet (Chloë Grace Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn and Brady Corbet co-star.
The full synopsis for ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ is follows: At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
IFC Films send word that they’re acquiring North American rights to Peter Sattler’s directorial debut film ‘Camp X-Ray.’ The film, with a screenplay by Sattler, stars Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi and Lane Garrison, and was produced by Gina Kwon, and executive produced by Emmy Ellison, Lindsay Williams, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, David Gordon Green and Sophia Lin. It made its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section.
In the film, a young woman (Stewart) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots, but ends up as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay. Her mission is far from black and white, as she is surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive male squadmates. When she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (‘A Separation’ star Payman Maadi), both of their worlds are forever shifted. Written and directed by Peter Sattler, IFC add, “‘Camp X-Ray’ is a deeply human story of two people, on opposite sides of a war, trapped and struggling to find a way to live together.”
THR bring word that Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg - who two starred opposite each other in 2009′s ‘Adventureland’ - are teaming up for ‘American Ultra,’ an action comedy from Nima Nourizadeh, the director of the surprise hit comedy ’Project X.’ Max Landis, who wrote the hit sci-fi found-footage movie ‘Chronicle,’ penned the script for ’American Ultra.’
Jesse Eisenberg will play an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out. ‘American Ultra’ is set to begin shooting in April 2014.
Deadline bring word that Drake Doremus is casting up his next film ‘Equals’ for an early 2014 start, and is reportedly eyeing Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult to be the young couple that anchors this science fiction tale penned by Nathan Parker (Moon). Doremus talked up the project while doing press for ‘Breathe In,’ the most recent film he helmed that stars his ‘Like Crazy’ heroine Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan. Expect more news about ‘Equals’ shortly.
Paz Vega Joins Jeremy Renner In ‘Kill The Messenger’; Peyman Moaadi Joins Kristen Stewart In ‘Camp X-Ray’
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Paz Vega is set to join Jeremy Renner in ‘Kill the Messenger,’ the upcoming adaptation of the true-life drama book by Nick Schou. Michael Cuesta, who has helmed episodes of ‘Homeland’ and ‘Dexter,’ is directing the picture.
‘Kill the Messenger’ tells the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, who through his reporting exposed the CIA’s involvement in helping Nicaragua’s Contra rebels import cocaine into California during the 1980s. The agency then tried to discredit him, which ultimately led to his “committing suicide,” though with two bullets in his head. Paz Vega will play the girlfriend of a “wealthy dealer who is in jail and hopes that Webb can get him out”. The production plans an August start in Atlanta.