Kristen Stewart Latest News: Juggling Film Projects

Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn 2 reshoots Vancouver
Robert Pattinson: Breaking Dawn 2 'reshoots.'

April 29 update: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Michael Sheen are back in Vancouver for the Breaking Dawn - Part 2 “reshoots” – or rather, “pickup shots.” A couple of weeks ago, Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon announced that he, Pattinson, Stewart, and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro would be heading back to Vancouver to work for a few days on a handful of shots. (Inevitably, there are already Twitter stories claiming that Pattinson's bodyguard assaulted a couple of people upon Pattinson's arrival.)

Bill Condon's companion, Jack Morrissey, later explained that Condon had not been responsible for the missing (or mismatched) footage, placing the blame on Breaking Dawn 2's second-unit crew.

“The coming additional photography is stuff that was conceived, developed, and was to be executed by the second unit during the period of principal photography,” Morrissey told his podcast listeners. “For various reasons, it was not executed by the second unit … So, now, because it was not executed by the second unit, up you all go … to get what should've been gotten [during] principal photography.”

As per Morrissey, no dialogue is involved. And if his information is fully accurate, Condon, Pattinson, Stewart, Sheen, and Navarro should be returning home (or going elsewhere) before next weekend.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in Cannes

That'll give Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart a few days to get ready for the Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 16, and where both Twilight stars have films screening in the Official Competition: Pattinson stars in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, with Juliette Binoche, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, and others; Stewart has one of the leads, alongside Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley, in Walter Salles' On the Road, which also features Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, and Amy Adams.

Adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel, Breaking Dawn 2 will be released by Summit Entertainment (which has been absorbed by Lionsgate) on Nov. 16. Besides Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Michael Sheen, the Breaking Dawn 2 cast includes Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, and Billy Burke.

Also: Maggie Grace, Jamie Campbell Bower, Julia Jones, Christopher Heyerdahl, Mackenzie Foy, Lee Pace, MyAnna Buring, Angela Sarafyan, Cameron Bright, Rami Malek, Joel Anderson, Noel Fisher, Alex Meraz, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Ty Olsson, Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, Kiowa Gordon, Omar Metwally, Casey LaBow, Bronson Pelletier, Erik Odom, Guri Weinberg, and Lisa Howard.

Robert Pattinson photo source, which has several more Pattinson Vancouver images.

April 27

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Kristen Stewart: Cali next? Above, Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman

Kristen Stewart is set to star in Cali, written and co-produced by 30 Minutes or Less' Michael Diliberti. Previously only an unsourced rumor, this time around, the news about Kristen Stewart-Cali comes from Variety's Jeff Sneider, who describes Cali as a “gritty action pic” set in Los Angeles. Voltage Productions and New School Media will handle the independently made film.

Diliberti's screenplay tells the story of a young San Fernando Valley couple, Mya (Stewart) and Chris, who enjoy living dangerously. They sell a fake snuff film (explicit mix or sex and murder) and leave town, but Mya has to return to Los Angeles to rescue her younger sister and deal with “angry former business partners, homicidal porn stars, stoner vet techs, an unstoppable killing machine in a cowboy hat and their own contentious relationship.”

In addition to Diliberti, the film's producers include 300 / Immortals' Craig J. Flores (who describes Stewart's role as “edgy and sexy”) and Killer Joe / Game of Death's Zev Foreman. The list of executive producers features New School Media's Brian Levy, Voltage top guy Nicolas Chartier (the one who wrote the “vote for Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, not for James Cameron's Avatarletter to Academy members) and, for the first time, Kristen Stewart herself.

Once they get a director and co-stars on board, Cali – which refers to California, not to the Colombian city – should start filming in late summer.

Kristen Stewart has three movies coming out in 2012:

  • Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman, starring The Avengers / Thor's Chris Hemsworth, Young Adult / Prometheus' Charlize Theron, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Sam Claflin, Hugo / The Sweeney's Ray Winstone, Jack the Giant Killer / Sexy Beast's Ian McShane, Mona Lisa / Mrs. Henderson Presents' Bob Hoskins, and The Hunger Games / The Girl's Toby Jones.
  • Walter Salles' On the Road, which opens in France on May 23. Based on Jack Kerouac's novel, On the Road also features TRON: Legacy / Inside Llewyn Davis Garrett Hedlund, Byzantium / Woman in Love's Sam Riley, Doubt / Man of Steel's Amy Adams, A History of Violence / Eastern Promises' Viggo Mortensen, Waiting for Forever / Being Julia's Tom Sturridge, Off the Hook / Ideal's Danny Morgan, Elysium / Predator's Alice Braga, Mad Men / Get Him to the Greek's Elisabeth Moss, and Bring It On / Melancholia's Kirsten Dunst.
  • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which opens Nov. 16. The last installment in the Twilight Saga features Water for Elephants / Cosmopolis / Bel Ami's Robert Pattinson, Abduction / Valentine's Day's Taylor Lautner, in addition to Twilight, New Moon, and/or Eclipse regular cast members Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Peter Facinelli, Billy Burke, Michael Sheen, Booboo Stewart, Julia Jones, and Dakota Fanning.

Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman photo: Universal pictures.

April 27

Starring On the Road's Kristen Stewart, The Avengers' Chris Hemsworth, Prometheus' Charlize Theron, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Sam Claflin, Rupert Sanders' Gothic adventure drama Snow White and the Huntsman is such a huge hit that Universal is already planning a sequel.

Oh, but wait! That movie hasn't opened yet. The Snow White currently on screens around the world is the one found in Tarsem Singh's Mirror Mirror, distributed by Relativity Media in North America. And that particular Snow White movie, which happens to be a frothy comedy, hasn't exactly become a major blockbuster – though $133.13 million worldwide ($56.6 million in North America, and solid performances in Russia, the United Kingdom, and Brazil) is nothing to be sniffed at.

Anyhow, according to Deadline.com's Mike Fleming, Universal “is already in discussions” with David Koepp to write a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. Koepp, who hopefully will have a collaborator (is Pan's Labyrinth's Guillermo del Toro available?), has written mostly highly commercial, lowbrow fare such as Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds, the Tom Hanks vehicle Angels & Demons, in addition to the original Spider-Man and Mission: Impossible, and the upcoming Premium Rush and Men in Black III.

Fleming adds that “the word is the studio hopes to fast track the project” to make the SWATH sequel Rupert Sanders' next directorial job.

Now, from the get-go Snow White and the Huntsman was supposed to have been a trilogy. That's not news, as producer Joe Roth made clear in July 2011. Still, that may have been news to NBC Universal head Ron Meyer.

As paraphrased by The Hollywood Reporter in early April, Meyer told conference participants at UCLA's Anderson Business School that the studio was considering SWATH sequels “based on” the character of the Huntsman (played by Chris Hemsworth). (July 2014 update: Snow White and Kristen Stewart Out of sequel The Huntsman.)

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Chris Hemsworth / Kristen Stewart / Snow White and the Huntsman photo: Universal Pictures.

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Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman

As a result of the Hollywood Reporter article, the Internet became abuzz with rumors and speculations that Snow White (Kristen Stewart) would thus fall by the sidelines in the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel(s).

Of course, everything is possible. But that would be a bizarre, myopic move on the part of Universal both in terms of story cohesiveness and box office. After all, not only is Snow White the central element in the tale – her very being sets the plot in motion – but Kristen Stewart's box office pull in a major movie would be underestimated only by total fools. (Not that Hollywood doesn't have its large share of those in positions of power.)

Those who claim that the Twilight movies would have become worldwide blockbusters with or without Stewart as Bella Swan – and/or Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen and/or Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black – clearly do not know much at all about either movie franchises or turning bestselling franchises into blockbuster franchises. I mean, does anyone remember what happened to the big-screen versions of The Clan of the Cave Bear, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, or, at the domestic box office, The Golden Compass?

And let's not forget that unlike, say, The Hunger Games or The Bourne Identity, or even most of the Harry Potter movies, Twilight and its sequels were usually lambasted by critics. The films got no help from them. Fans of the movies – who are invariably fans of (at least one of the) Twilight stars – made The Twilight Saga the cultural and financial phenomenon it has become.

A Snow White and the Huntsman sequel not featuring Snow White (or Charlize Theron's Evil Queen, for that matter) would be akin to a Jaws sequel without sharks, a Spider-Man sequel (or reboot) without webs, or a Star Wars sequel without either stars or wars.

Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman opens June 1. In addition to Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, the Gothic adventure drama features Thor / The Avengers' Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Sam Claflin as Prince William, Hugo's Ray Winstone, Jack the Giant Killer's Ian McShane, Who Framed Roger Rabbit's Bob Hoskins, and The Hunger Games's Toby Jones.

Also: Vera Drake's Eddie Marsan, The Moth Diaries' Lily Cole, Clash of the Titans's Vincent Regan, Your Highness' Noah Huntley, Attack the Block's Nick Frost, and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen's Rachael Stirling.

The screenplay was written by Killing Season's Evan Daugherty, The Blind Side's John Lee Hancock, and Drive's Hossein Amini.

Tarsem Singh's Mirror Mirror, which stars Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, and Armie Hammer opened in late March.

Kristen Stewart / Snow White and the Huntsman photo: Universal Pictures.

Florence Welch Florence and the Machine
Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch

Grammy-nominated band Florence and the Machine has just released the lead song for Snow White and the Huntsman (please scroll down), Rupert Sanders' upcoming Gothic fantasy-adventure tale starring On the Road / The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2's Kristen Stewart, The Cabin in the Woods / The Avengers' Chris Hemsworth, Prometheus / Young Adult's Charlize Theron, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides / United's Sam Claflin.

The Florence and the Machine song is called “Breath of Life.” It's mostly a mournful pop song “belted out by Florence Welch, with drums beating in the background. Those are later followed by a choir accompaniment featuring touches from medieval / religious hymns.

Whether or not you'll find “Breath of Life” appropriate for a fantasy tale in a medieval setting depends on whether or not you watch many Hollywood movies – as pop tunes of various sorts have become an intrinsic part of movie scoring in the last two or three decades, as studios have come to the realization that they reap solid profits from soundtrack sales. Had Milos Forman's Amadeus been released today, Mozart would have been set aside so the soundtrack could feature songs by, say, Céline Dion, Lady Gaga, or Beyoncé Knowles.

Now, seriously: competition will be fierce and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Music Branch is, too put it mildly, both quirky (downright bizarre?) and cliquish. Even so, don't be too surprised if “Breath of Life” finds its way into the five (or three or two) Oscar-nominated songs of 2012.

Kristen Stewart, Snow White and the Huntsman's Snow White, has a previous connection to Florence and the Machine. In 2010, David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, in which Stewart co-stars with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, featured the British band's song “Heavy in Your Arms.”

The soundtrack for Snow White and the Huntsman should be available in the U.S. on May 29. Universal will release SWATH on June 1.

Bear in mind that the Stewart / Hemsworth / Theron movie has very little in common with Tarsem Singh's lighthearted comedy Mirror Mirror, which stars Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, and Armie Hammer.

April 26

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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, both wearing what looks like reddish-golden contacts, are seen in one of the two The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 images released earlier today (April 26, '12).

The other one features Taylor Lautner sporting a black shirt but no contacts. Directed by Bill Condon (Kinsey, Dreamgirls) from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg – who adapted Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel – Breaking Dawn 2 is the final installment in the Twilight movie series.

Kristen Stewart discovers the facts of vampire life

In Breaking Dawn 2, Bella Swan-Cullen (Kristen Stewart) has become a vampire. Her husband, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), has been a vampire for a long time; something like nine decades or so. But if you're a vampire you don't grow old, you don't become impotent – and that means you can still procreate.

The result of all these evolutionary traits is Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), a hybrid human-vampire baby who, like so many creatures of mixed “ethnic” heritage, must endure all sorts of prejudice. In fact, her mere existence could mean the very end of the Cullen Clan.

Breaking Dawn 2 will be released on Nov. 16.

Also, check out the following:

  • Breaking Dawn 2 teaser trailer and fan-made artwork.
  • Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart kissing.

'Breaking Dawn 2' cast

Besides Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and Mackenzie Foy, also featured in the Breaking Dawn 2 cast are:

Cullen Clan members Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, and Ashley Greene, plus assorted cast members Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Anna Kendrick, Booboo Stewart, and Billy Burke.

Also: Maggie Grace. Jamie Campbell Bower. Julia Jones. Christopher Heyerdahl. Rami Malek. Lee Pace. MyAnna Buring. Angela Sarafyan. Cameron Bright. Joel Anderson. Noel Fisher. Alex Meraz.

Christian Camargo. Mia Maestro. Ty Olsson. Charlie Bewley. Daniel Cudmore. Kiowa Gordon. Omar Metwally. Casey LaBow. Bronson Pelletier. Guri Weinberg. Erik Odom. Lisa Howard.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Breaking Dawn 2 image: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.

April 26

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Taylor Lautner in 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

Taylor Lautner a.k.a. Jacob Black – not shirtless for a change – gives you The (Were)Wolf Look in this The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 image released earlier today (April 26, '12).

Another just released Breaking Dawn 2 image shows Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen and Bella Swan-Cullen wearing vampire contacts while looking into the distance.

Jacob Black 'Twilight' series role

In Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight, Taylor Lautner had a minor supporting role as a teenager infatuated with Bella Swan (then still a human). He became a full-fledged leading man in Chris Weitz's New Moon and David Slade's Eclipse, in which he and Robert Pattinson's vampire fight for Bella's hand, body, love, and life. (It's really all that.)

In Breaking Dawn 2, things are different because Bella is no longer human. As a vampire, she's out of Jacob's reach; but then again, he seems to have lost interest. After all, there's Edward and Bella's newborn Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), a hybrid human-vampire baby that – at least in Stephenie Meyer's novel – has been “imprinted” by Jacob.

Now, don't panic. Imprinting sounds kinkier than it actually is.

'Breaking Dawn 2' cast

Directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls) from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, Breaking Dawn 2 is the final installment in the Twilight movie series. It will be released on Nov. 16.

Besides Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Mackenzie Foy, the Breaking Dawn 2 cast includes:

Cullen Clan members Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, and Jackson Rathbone, in addition to werewolves Booboo Stewart, Julia Jones, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon, and Bronson Pelletier.

Plus: Maggie Grace. Jamie Campbell Bower. Dakota Fanning. Billy Burke. Michael Sheen. Anna Kendrick. Christopher Heyerdahl. Lee Pace. MyAnna Buring. Angela Sarafyan. Cameron Bright. Rami Malek.

Joel Anderson. Noel Fisher. Christian Camargo. Mia Maestro. Ty Olsson. Charlie Bewley. Daniel Cudmore. Omar Metwally. Casey LaBow. Erik Odom. Guri Weinberg. Lisa Howard.

Taylor Lautner Breaking Dawn 2 image: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.

April 23

Breaking Dawn 2 poster teaser
Breaking Dawn 2 teaser poster

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2's teaser poster is the blue version of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1's teaser poster. It's easy to see why Summit Entertainment (now part of Lionsgate) opted to have the red version for Breaking Dawn 1 and the blue one for Breaking Dawn 2. Had it been the other way around, people might think they were looking at the teaser poster for Dan Bradley / Chris Hemsworth / Josh Hutcherson's Red Dawn, which also opens next November – but that features nasty North Korean soldiers instead of nasty European vampires.

Those with a good eye will notice another difference in the Breaking Dawn 2 poster: But it's in Italian! Is that because of the Volturi?

No, silly. For starters, the poster is in Spanish. And no, it's not in honor of some ancient Mexican or Chilean vampire. It's merely a marketing-savvy approach to movie posters: print them in the language of the country where your movie is going to be released. In this case, Spain, Mexico, Central America, and a good chunk of South America.

Directed by Kinsey / Dreamgirls' Bill Condon, and adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel, Breaking Dawn 2 will be released on Nov. 16. Besides the Twilight movies' three leads, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, the Breaking Dawn 2 cast includes Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Anna Kendrick, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, and Billy Burke.

Also: Maggie Grace, Jamie Campbell Bower, Julia Jones, Christopher Heyerdahl, Mackenzie Foy, Lee Pace, MyAnna Buring, Angela Sarafyan, Cameron Bright, Rami Malek, Joel Anderson, Noel Fisher, Alex Meraz, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Ty Olsson, Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, Kiowa Gordon, Omar Metwally, Casey LaBow, Bronson Pelletier, Erik Odom, Guri Weinberg, and Lisa Howard.

April 19

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Kristen Stewart: vampire Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn - Part 2

The previously announced The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 “reshoots” should actually be called “additional photography” or “pickup shots,” according to Jack Morrissey, director Bill Condon's companion. (One site explains: “Condon is openly guy [sic].”)

In the Twilight Examiner, Amanda Bell has transcribed much of a Morrissey podcast on the upcoming Breaking Dawn 2 shoot. Among the key points discussed by Morrissey is that filming – involving Condon, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Michael Sheen (who plays one of the Volturi vampires) – should take place in Vancouver within the next two weeks and that this additional work should last about four days. Morrissey adds that the issue wasn't anything done – or not done – by Condon (“Nothing that he directed has been reshot or will be reshot…”), placing the blame squarely on the second unit crew.

“The coming additional photography is stuff that was conceived, developed, and was to be executed by the second unit during the period of principal photography,” Morrissey told his listeners. “For various reasons, it was not executed by the second unit … So, now, because it was not executed by the second unit, up you all go … to get what should've been gotten [during] principal photography.”

What remains unclear is why Condon himself will have to shoot those brief “second-unit” pickup scenes, what those scenes entail, why they must be shot in Vancouver (and not at a studio), and why Pattinson, Stewart, and Sheen will be needed back.

As a rule, second-unit crews shoot vistas, action scenes, establishing shots, close-ups of body parts, and the like. Second-unit directors don't usually “direct” the stars of a movie. Particularly intriguing is that, as per Morrissey, Condon will be guiding his actors through dialogue-less bits.

Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro is also expected to travel to Vancouver for the shoot, which should not interfere with the likely presence of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart at the Cannes Film Festival in mid-May. Both Twilight stars have films in the Official Competition: Pattinson stars in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis; Stewart has one of the leads, alongside Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley, in Walter Salles' On the Road.

Adapted by Melissa Rosenberg from Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel, Breaking Dawn 2 will be released by Summit Entertainment (which has been absorbed by Lionsgate) on Nov. 16. Besides Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Michael Sheen, the Breaking Dawn 2 cast includes Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, and Billy Burke.

Also: Maggie Grace, Jamie Campbell Bower, Julia Jones, Christopher Heyerdahl, Mackenzie Foy, Lee Pace, MyAnna Buring, Angela Sarafyan, Cameron Bright, Rami Malek, Joel Anderson, Noel Fisher, Alex Meraz, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Ty Olsson, Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, Kiowa Gordon, Omar Metwally, Casey LaBow, Bronson Pelletier, Erik Odom, Guri Weinberg, and Lisa Howard.

Kristen Stewart / The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 photo: Andrew Cooper / Summit Entertainment.

April 18

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Kristen Stewart rumor: 'Thanks for Playing' lead?

Kristen Stewart to get the lead in the Diablo Cody-scripted Thanks for Playing?

Well, that's what The Tracking Board claimed in an “exclusive” posted yesterday, April 17, '12. The following day, the same site announced – another “exclusive” – that Robert Pattinson was to join David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen in Maps to the Stars.

Neither article provides any sources. Even so, that hasn't deterred a number of sites and blogs from passing on the information as fact.

Unlike Maps to the Stars, a Cronenberg project from six years ago, Thanks for Playing is indeed listed elsewhere as a Diablo Cody project. However, I could find no information about Kristen Stewart “circling” the project – except from those using The Tracking Board as a source.

I also failed to find any info on Stewart having “recently attached herself” to star in Cali – according to the same article, a comedy penned by 30 Minutes or Less screenwriter Michael Diliberti. In fact, I couldn't find anything at all on Cali.

Kristen Stewart as purple-haired lesbian?

Back in October last year, I posted an article using The Tracking Board as the source. The article referred to Kristen Stewart being “rumored” to play a purple-haired lesbian in A Taxonomy of Barnacles, based on Galt Niederhoffer's novel.

The word “rumored” is the key here. I'm not sure – I really can't remember – if at the time I also saw the New York Times' production notes on the movie, which made the Tracking Board piece sound believable.

But I'm now wondering whether the Times' movie database people got their info from The Tracking Board. Or worse: from Alt Film Guide.

Facts and rumors

Update: The Tracking Board did get both the Kristen Stewart-Cali connection and the Robert Pattinson-Maps to the Stars connection right.

The Kristen Stewart-Thanks for Playing connection, however, remained just a rumor – much like the one about the Twilight actress starring in A Taxonomy of Barnacles.

Kristen Stewart upcoming movies

Anyhow, the thus far confirmed future/upcoming Kristen Stewart movies are the following:

Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman opens June 1, '12. Stewart's co-stars are:

  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) as the Huntsman.
  • Charlize Theron (Prometheus, Young Adult) as the Evil Queen.
  • Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as Prince Charming.

Walter Salles' On the Road, which opens in France on May 23 and will quite likely be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Based on Jack Kerouac's 1957 novel, On the Road also features:

  • Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy, Inside Llewyn Davis).
  • Sam Riley (Byzantium, Woman in Love).
  • Amy Adams (Doubt, Man of Steel).
  • Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises).
  • Tom Sturridge (Waiting for Forever, Being Julia).
  • Danny Morgan (Off the Hook, Ideal).
  • Alice Braga (Elysium, Predator).
  • Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Get Him to the Greek).
  • Kirsten Dunst (Bring It On, Melancholia).

Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which opens Nov. 16. The last installment in the Twilight Saga film franchise features:

  • Robert Pattinson (Water for Elephants, Cosmopolis, Bel Ami).
  • Taylor Lautner (Abduction, Valentine's Day).

In addition to Twilight, New Moon, and/or Eclipse cast members:

Elizabeth Reaser. Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz. Nikki Reed. Jackson Rathbone. Peter Facinelli.

Billy Burke. Michael Sheen. Booboo Stewart. Julia Jones. Dakota Fanning.

April 18

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer, best known for her Twilight Saga novels, and Meghan Hibbett's Fickle Fish Films have optioned Lois Duncan's 1974 book Down a Dark Hall. According to Variety, Meyer and Fickle Fish Films intend to adapt Duncan's supernatural suspense / crime novel into a film. Hotel for Dogs, Held for Ransom, and I Know What You Did Last Summer are all based on Duncan novels.

In addition to having a hand in the Twilight movies, Meyer recently produced Jerusha Hess' romantic comedy Austenland, in which a woman (Keri Russell) obsessed with Pride and Prejudice travels to a Jane Austen theme park to find her perfect man. Meyer is also a credited producer in Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Breaking Dawn - Part 2, both starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner.

Meyer's novel The Host is currently being made into a movie. Meyer is acting as one of the film's producers, while Andrew Niccol is directing the sci-fi / thriller, which he also adapted. Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, Frances Fisher, Max Irons, and William Hurt star. The Host opens March 29, 2013.

Breaking Dawn 2 opens Nov. 16. In addition to the aforementioned Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, the last installment in the Twilight movies features Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Anna Kendrick, Michael Sheen, Maggie Grace, Jamie Campbell Bower, Billy Burke, Julia Jones, and Booboo Stewart.

In addition to: Christopher Heyerdahl, Mackenzie Foy, Lee Pace, MyAnna Buring, Angela Sarafyan, Cameron Bright, Rami Malek, Joel Anderson, Noel Fisher, Alex Meraz, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Ty Olsson, Charlie Bewley, Daniel Cudmore, Kiowa Gordon, Omar Metwally, Casey LaBow, Bronson Pelletier, Erik Odom, Guri Weinberg, and Lisa Howard.

April 17

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Kristen Stewart in 'Snow White' movie

Kristen Stewart is seen above as Snow White in one of the recently released images from Rupert Sanders' fantasy adventure Snow White and the Huntsman. Despite the sunny, lush feel of this particular shot, this latest version of the ancient fairy tale looks and sounds like a dark, fantastical story aimed at adults.

Distributed by Universal, the same company that will be bringing you Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker in the Battleship movie, Snow White and the Huntsman opens June 1, '12.

Kristen Stewart's co-stars are Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) as the Huntsman, Best Actress Oscar winner Charlize Theron (Monster, 2003) as the Evil Queen, and Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as Prince Charming.

Charlize Theron, by the way, was also recently seen in Ridley Scott's Prometheus and Jason Reitman's Young Adult.

'Snow White and the Huntsman' movie credits

The Snow White and the Huntsman screenplay is credited to three people:

  • Evan Daugherty (Killing Season).
  • John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Rookie).
  • Hossein Amini (Drive, The Wings of the Dove).

In addition to Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, and Sam Claflin, the Gothic tale features several actors who have previously dabbled in the fantasy and/or period genre:

  • Ian McShane (Jack the Giant Killer).
  • Ray Winstone (Hugo).
  • Toby Jones (The Hunger Games).
  • Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes).
  • Noah Huntley (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe).
  • Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus).
  • Vincent Regan (Clash of the Titans).
  • Nick Frost (Attack the Block).
  • Rachael Stirling (The Young Victoria).
  • Bob Hoskins (Who Framed Roger Rabbit; also, Best Actor Oscar nominee for Mona Lisa, 1986).

The other Snow White

Relativity Media's comic retelling of the Snow White tale, Mirror Mirror, opened to poor reviews and disappointing box office a couple of weekends ago. Even so, the lightweight comedy fantasy has been holding up surprisingly well, with a global take of $113.71 million.

Directed by Tarsem Singh, Mirror Mirror stars Lily Collins as Snow White, Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, and Armie Hammer as Prince Charming.

Kristen Stewart movies

Kristen Stewart has two more movies coming out in 2012:

    • Walter Salles' On the Road, which opens in France on May 23 and will quite likely be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

Based on Jack Kerouac's novel, On the Road also features Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, and Kirsten Dunst.

    • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which opens Nov. 16. The last installment in the Twilight Saga co-stars Robert Pattinson (recently busy with Water for Elephants, Cosmopolis, and Bel Ami), and Abduction and Valentine's Day actor Taylor Lautner.

Other cast members include the usual Twilight, New Moon, and/or Eclipse suspects: Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Billy Burke, Michael Sheen, Booboo Stewart, and Julia Jones.

Kristen Stewart Snow White and the Huntsman movie image: Universal Pictures.

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  1. Oracle

    I am very excited for SWATH! This could be super for both Kristen and Charlize.

    The only slightly negative aspect about Universal announcing a sequel right now; is the spoiler aspect. Doesn't this mean the evil queen is coming back? Now, I would be very happy to see both Kristen and Charlize again.

    But, shouldn't they have waited until at least a couple of weeks or a month after the movie's release? Oh, I guess it's nice to know this is turning into a franchise. Could it be like LOTR? Only time will tell.

  2. Sara

    It kind of makes sense though, to have the sequel focus on Chris Hemsworth's character. Snow White has her happily ever after and is Queen, the Evil Queen is dead…What is Snow White going to do, ditch her husband and run off with the Huntsman? Unless they somehow have the Evil Queen come back to life, then I could see how they could have all three.