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Still Alice Movie: Julianne Moore + Kristen Stewart Alzheimer’s Drama

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Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore Still Alice set photo

Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in ‘Still Alice’

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March 17 update: In the picture above, Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore can be seen on the set of Still Alice, currently filming in New York City. This particular image and others featuring Stewart can be found (via Kstewartfans) here.

Based on a novel by first-time author Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a Harvard professor diagnosed in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Kristen Stewart plays one of the professor’s daughters, Lydia. As the disease progresses, Alice and Lydia develop a bond previously missing from their mother-daughter relationship.

Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (The Fluffer Quinceañera), besides Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart Still Alice also features Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, Alec Baldwin, Shane McRae, and Stephen Kunken. The film should be coming out in 2015.

Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart movies

Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, The Hours, Far from Heaven), currently on the big screen in Jaume Collet-Serra’s Non-Stop, opposite Liam Neeson, has several upcoming movies. Among them are David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, with Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and Mia Wasikowska; Sergey Bodrov’s Seventh Son, with Kit Harington and Jeff Bridges; and Francis Lawrence’s blockbusters-to-be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, both starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.

Kristen Stewart, best known for playing Bella Swan in the Twilight movies, has several films either in the works or ready for release. These include Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, also featuring Juliette Binoche and Chloë Grace Moretz; Peter Sattler’s Camp X-Ray, co-starring Peyman Moaadi, and which was screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival; and Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra, to co-star Jesse Eisenberg and possibly Uma Thurman. Lionsgate will handle American Ultra in North America, after having bought the distribution rights for a reported $7 million.

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Kristen Stewart Still Alice actressKristen Stewart and Julianne Moore in ‘Still Alice’: Family drama also to star Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin (image: Kristen Stewart at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival)

Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart have joined Julianne Moore in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s family/crippling disease drama Still Alice, based on Lisa Genova’s novel. Julianne Moore will play a university professor, Alice Howland, who discovers she’s in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Kristen Stewart will be her youngest daughter, Lydia, who becomes closer to Alice as a result of her illness. If all goes as planned, production on Still Alice will kick off in early March in New York City.

TheWrap broke the Kate Bosworth-Alec Baldwin-Kristen Stewart Still Alice casting story, adding that Memento Films International is selling the film at Berlin’s European Film Market. Reportedly thanks to Julianne Moore’s attachment, Still Alice had already been sold to a number of international territories at the American Film Market late in 2013. CAA is handling the film’s domestic distribution rights.

The Still Alice producers are Lex Lutzus, Pamela Koffler, and James Brown, in association with Killer Films (John Krokidas-Daniel Radcliffe’s Kill Your Darlings, Todd Haynes-Kate Winslet’s Mildred Pierce). Maria Shriver, two-time Emmy co-winner for The Alzheimer’s Project, will act as executive producer.

Still Alice filmmakers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland have a handful of joint credits: The Fluffer (2001), set in the gay porn industry (Westmoreland was a director of gay sex movies in the ’80s); Quinceañera (2006), a rare Sundance Film Festival double winner (Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize); and The Last of Robin Hood, featuring Kevin Kline (as Errol Flynn), Dakota Fanning (as Beverly Aadland, one of Flynn’s fellow players in Cuban Rebel Girls), Susan Sarandon (as Aadland’s stage mother), and Max Casella (as Stanley Kubrick), and which was screened at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

Kristen Stewart movies

Kristen Stewart, best known for playing Bella Swan opposite Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in the the Twilight movies, also scored a solid worldwide box office hit with Rupert Sanders’ period fantasy Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), co-starring Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Following a year-long hiatus, Stewart returned to filmmaking with Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria (formerly known as Sils Maria), also featuring Juliette Binoche and Chloë Grace Moretz, and Peter Sattler’s Camp X-Ray, which generally earned her good reviews at the recently wrapped Sundance Film Festival.

Additionally, Kristen Stewart is part of Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia ensemble, also featuring Glenn Close, Sam Waterston, and Gretchen Mol, and has several other projects lined up. Among these are Nima Nourizadeh’s action-comedy American Ultra, co-starring 2010 Best Actor Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network); Drake Doremu’s sci-fier Equals, with Nicholas Hoult; and Steven Shainberg’s dramatic comedy The Big Shoe, with Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess. Snow White and the Huntsman 2, with Kristen Stewart back as Snow White, has been announced as a possible 2015 release.

Julianne Moore to be seen in ‘The Hunger Games’ sequels

Julianne Moore is a four-time Oscar nominee, most recently seen in the box office disappointment Carrie, a remake of Brian De Palma’s horror thriller featuring Moore in the old Piper Laurie role. Upcoming Julianne Moore movies include David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, with Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and Mia Wasikowska; Sergey Bodrov’s Seventh Son, with Kit Harington and Jeff Bridges; and Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson.

For the record, Julianne Moore’s four Oscar nods were for, as Best Supporting Actress, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) and Stephen Daldry’s The Hours (2002); as Best Actress, Neil Jordan’s The End of the Affair (1999) and Todd Haynes’ Far from Heaven (2002).

Kate Bosworth and Alec Baldwin movies

Kate Bosworth was recently featured opposite James Franco and Jason Statham in Gary Fleder’s Homefront. Next in line are two horror movies: Michael Polish’s Unconscious, with Wes Bentley, and Mike Flanagan’s Somnia, with Thomas Jane.

Alec Baldwin, a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee for The Cooler, was recently featured in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett. Among the upcoming movies featuring Baldwin are an untitled Cameron Crowe project starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, and, if rumors are to be believed, an untitled Warren Beatty project to (possibly) feature Jack Nicholson, Justin Timberlake, and Annette Bening. Baldwin’s MSNBC talk show was axed in fall 2013 after he tweeted what was generally perceived as anti-gay comments. Also of note, Julianne Moore guested as Baldwin’s love interest in the TV sitcom 30 Rock.

Upcoming Still Alice actress Kristen Stewart photo: Sundance Film Festival.

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Nicole -

And here Robert Pattinson fans are once again showing how obsessed they still are with Kristen Stewart. That is just sad.

I’m so stoked to finally see Kristen and Julianne in a movie, I’ve been waiting for this for a while now and it’s happening! I can’t wait!

Leigh -

@obsever, clearly Robert Pattinson isn’t giving you anything to hold your interest. Why do you care about commenting on an article about Kristen, and pretend to care for Julianne ? Get over yourself, like websites don’t do the same when Rob has a supporting role, they sure do it with MTTS.

I can’t wait to see Julianne and Kristen on screen together. I read the book and the story is amazing.

Sandy -

@Observer You sure do know a lot about Kristen’s filming schedule. Yes, Julianne is the star of Still Alice (obviously), but the news yesterday was the addition of the other cast members. Hence, the first line of the article. The sad thing is that you don’t even realize that you should be embarrassed at the level of knowledge you exhibit about someone you ostensibly hate.

@Andre Good article. I had completely forgotten that Julianne was going to be in Mockingjay. Thanks for the reminder.

Observer -

This sounds like it was written by Ruth Bernstein, Stewart’s PR rep.

Julianne Moore will be the star of Still Alice, she’s playing Alice. I would have preferred to see her photo and read about her earlier in the piece, not like she’s an afterthought. It’s called respect.

And both The Big Shoe and SWATH2 don’t look like they’re going anywhere. Elizabeth Banks has taken other roles and she’s directing Pitch Perfect 2, and Jim Sturgess is filming other roles, too. On the Catching Fire red carpet Banks confirmed that she didn’t know “if or when” The Big Shoe would ever be made. It’s on video.

Universal hasn’t hired a director for SW2. We all know a big fantasy film like that takes over 6 months of storyboarding and prep by the director. And Hemsworth confirmed at TIFF that he didn’t have time in 2014 to film SW2, and that Universal hadn’t even approached him about his schedule (and he’s announced that he’s taking time off to be with his wife and kids). Just FYI so you can catch up on the news regarding these projects.

Monica -


K -

Just an aside: According to producer Charles Gillibert, “Sils Maria” has been renamed “Clouds of Sils Maria.”

Andre -

Thanks. Will amend the text.


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