Kristen Stewart has committed to a couple of projects; the “Twilight” fave has agreed to headline “Camp X-Ray”, a politically charged drama from Peter Sattler, and the Olivier Assyas-directed “Sils Maria”, co-starring Chloe Moretz and Juliette Binoche.
Deadline, who had the news on Stewart’s two new gigs, says of the former :
In Camp X-Ray, Stewart will play a young soldier who escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn’t going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she’s sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years.
“Sils Maria”, on the other hand, sounds quite different :
CG Cinema-produced English language film that Assayas wrote for his Summer Hours star Binoche. The film explores 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, and Stewart plays the assistant to Binoche’s character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young actress (Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. The film shoots this summer in Europe
Following these two films, Stewart is expected to reprise the female lead in a sequel to Universal’s “Snow White & The Huntsman”.