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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kristen Stewart lands lead in Lie Down in Darkness

Kristen Stewart has landed yet another coveted role for the upcoming film adaptation of William Styron's 1951 novel, Lie Down in Darkness. Stewart will play the lead role of Peyton Loftis. There is no timetable for this film just yet and the only other thing we know is the film will be directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart). Well, that and the basic plot...

"Lie Down in Darkness follows the story of Peyton Loftis, a young girl with intense physical beauty that makes her the object of her frigid mother’s jealous hatred and the target of her father’s incestuous, alcoholic lust."

I had read several weeks ago that this might happen and then I read Jennifer Lawrence was also in the running for this role. My mind was temporarily put at ease until I read this. I would have much rather had Lawrence in this movie than Stewart but shit happens. In Kristen Stewart's defense she seems to produce quality work when she is portraying damaged, broken people so there might be hope. I always mention it but she did it in Welcome to the Rileys and it was fantastic. Here's to hoping this won't be a mistake.

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