Kristen Stewart Set for 'Lie Down in Darkness'

The 'Twilight' star will play Peyton Loftis, a young woman whose mother is jealous of her beauty, and whose father lusts over her.
Kristen Stewart takes the lead in Lie Down in Darkness
Kristen Stewart takes the lead in Lie Down in Darkness
Twilight star Kristen Stewart has landed the lead role in Lie Down in Darkness, an adaptation of William Styron's novel directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart).

The actress will play Peyton Loftis, a young woman at the center of a dysfunctional family in 1950s Virginia. Peyton's beauty has caused her mother to become jealous and hateful towards her, while the woman's alcoholic father lusts after her. She also has a crippled sister named Maudie. It is said that the production was eyeing Jennifer Lawrence, although she will be busy shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and X-Men: Days of Future Past back-to-back.

The project has been in development for years under producer Jeff Sharp (A Home at the End of the World, Proof). It isn't known if a screenwriter is attached to adapt the novel, or when production may begin.

Lie Down in Darkness is in development and stars Kristen Stewart. The film is directed by Scott Cooper.



Sources: Vulture

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Comments (16)

  1. THE JOKER

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx haha Yeah, maybe... but at the time we wrote all that, it was still a fresher issue haha

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @2movieguys@mcleve02@dan1 -- It happened once, and I strongly doubt it'll happen again.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. Nburgmei

    @thedude1 She is not unattractive, but she's not approaching my definition of beautiful in any way nor do I think she's anywhere near "classically" beautiful. There is also no way you're going to convince me that anyone thinks she is the "fairest of them all" in a land that includes Charlize Theron. Throw in the fact that she's played essentially the same character in every movie I've seen her in and she really does nothing for me.

    2 years agoby @nburgmeiFlag

  4. ChuckConnors

    I mean she only looks like a 16 year old boy who tries to look like a chick......if you're into that sort of thing. And a good actress? Ya if ur into the same depressed, emo, wooden kinda characters with issues she can only play.

    2 years agoby @chuckconnorsFlag

  5. The_Crow2k

    Lie down in the darkness and have sex with a director, should be the title.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  6. Salemwolf711

    good. I know she can act and maybe this movie will convince every one else to.

    2 years agoby @Salemwolf711Flag

  7. TheDude1

    @nburgmei She is very beautiful that is why. Maybe not the most beautiful woman in Hollywood but still beautiful.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  8. Dan

    What a downgrade from Lawrence to Stewart. Don't f*ck the director this time...

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  9. Christopher Lino

    @nburgmei - THANK YOU! That's what I was thinking. First Snow White and now this, Hollywood keeps pushing this her as the Beauty, but in my opinion there are a lot of better looking actresses for these roles.

    2 years agoby @christopher-linoFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I'll direct it

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. skywise

    Replacing Jennifer Lawrence with Kristen Stewart? Preposterous!

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. THE JOKER

    Now make sure you don't put out for the director... You wouldn't want to get any of his fungus cream on you... tisk tisk...

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  13. CelluloidDreams

    Don;t sleep with the director Kstew!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  14. Superman81

    another male director?? tsk tsk tsk I see more controversy brewing! and I agree she is not that good looking. she is pale and frail looking.

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  15. Tahmid Farhan

    only wishing best of luck for the movie Kristen

    2 years agoby @Tahmid-FarhanFlag

  16. Nburgmei

    How is it that Kristen Stewart keeps getting cast as a "beauty"?

    2 years agoby @nburgmeiFlag