- LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS
Kristen Stewart has landed the lead in director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) adaptation of the William Styron novel Lie Down in Darkness.
The story takes place in 1950s Virginia and centers on Peyton Loftis, a young girl whose “intense physical beauty makes her the object of her frigid mother’s jealous hatred and the target of her father’s incestuous, alcoholic lust.”
The role was covteted by both Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence, but as the latter is tied down to filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the X-Men: First Class sequel for the forseeable future, Vulture reports that Stewart won the role.
Stewart is next slated to shoot the gritty actioner Cali. She also has the possible sequel to Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, but that might be a little awkward, erhm!