Kristen Stewart in Focus confirmed -- by Stewart herself
Kristen Stewart will indeed be seen in Focus, opposite Argo director / star Ben Affleck, which should begin shooting April 2013. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are reportedly the writers / director of the comedy about an inexperienced con artist (Stewart) who joins forces (and more) with a veteran (Affleck). [Photo: Kristen Stewart.]
Stewart told HuffPost Entertainment, "I can confirm that rumor. ... I'm really excited about it." No word -- for now -- on the rumored Snow White and the Huntsman 2, a sequel to Stewart's worldwide blockbuster directed by Rupert Sanders, and co-starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, and Sam Caflin, or on the adaptation of William Styron's novel Lie Down in Darkness, in which Stewart is supposedly to have the lead role.
Anyone with a 'micro-project' available for Kristen Stewart?
Kristen Stewart also told HuffPost that she "would love to find some micro-project before then, because April [when she'll be turning 23] is kind of a ways away." Snow White and the Huntsman 2 doesn't sound very "micro," but Lie Down in Darkness might fit the bill. Else, unless Focus is ready for release in late fall / early winter 2013, there'll be no Kristen Stewart on movie-theater marquees until sometime in 2014. If so, as per the IMDb that'll be Stewart's first full calendar year "big-screen hiatus" since 2006. (There were no less than three Stewart releases in 2012.)
That is, if you ignore the fact that in early 2013 Kristen Stewart will remain very much in evidence on the big screen in Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, co-starring Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, in addition to a key supporting role in Walter Salles' On the Road, co-starring Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley. On the Road, which was initially screened at the Cannes Film Festival and later reedited before its Toronto Film Festival bow, opens in North America on December 21.
In addition to the aforementioned titles, recent Kristen Stewart movies include four other Twilight Saga entries -- Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight, Chris Weitz's New Moon, David Slade's Eclipse, and Condon's Breaking Dawn Part 1 -- plus Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways, Jake Scott's Welcome to the Rileys, and Greg Mottola's Adventureland.