Kristen Stewart ditches Adam Brody for a vampire in Twilight.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen Stewart has signed on to Twilight, the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s hugely popular teen-vampire romance book.
Twilight and its sequels have been big best-sellers, capturing the hearts of young adult readers with their Romeo and Juliet style love story between the mortal high school student Bella Swann and her vampire love, Edward. If you’re a melodramatic teen, you’ll love them; if you’re a romance novel type teen, you’ll love them; if you’re a goth, teen you’ll love them. In other words, they give h.s. students from various cliques something in common. At last–internecine sniping between high school girls, solved (okay, probably not).
This is the first really big headlining role for Stewart, who burst onto the movie scene as Jodie Foster’s daughter in Panic Room (2002). More recently, she was seen in Jon Kasdan’s forgettable In the Land of Women as one of the numerous females swarming around
Kasdan Adam Brody. Her casting will undoubtedly set off many hours of happy online arguments amongst the books’ passionate fans.
Catherine Hardwicke directs, and with a resume that includes Thirteen, The Lords of Dogtown, and The Nativity Story seems well-prepared for a vampire-teen love story. Production is expected to begin in February, with a Melissa Rosenberg screenplay that is hopefully very, very, very finished.