Mark this day, my friends, because it is the first (and probably the last) time you’ll see Kristen Stewart paired up with Nick Nolte. It only happened today because we have some casting updates for you:
- Having gotten a taste for action in Snow White and the Huntsman, Stewart is set to topline the gritty action thriller, Cali, written by Michael Diliberti (30 Minutes or Less).
- Three-time Oscar-nominee Nolte (Warrior) is in talks to join the drama Bitterroot, by debut director Chris Milk.
Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
Director Gore Verbinski is currently in New Mexico filming his big-budget adaptation of The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Depp will play Tonto, the sidekick of the Ranger (Hammer), and the film co-stars Helena Bonham Carter, Ruth Wilson, James Frain, and Tom Wilkinson. There aren’t any details on the plot, but in October, Depp said they were re-inventing the character of Tonto to be more than a sidekick, and that “Tonto probably believes that The Lone Ranger is his slave, his sidekick.” Verbinski has now provided some new details on the film along with updates on his other projects including Cary Fukunaga‘s Spaceless, Chris Milk‘s Bitterroot, and the new adaptation of the board game Clue. Hit the jump for more.