This may not come as a shock, but Kristen Stewart has dropped out of starring in the gritty actioner Cali. Directed by Nick Cassavetes (Alpha Dog), the film was poised to start shooting within the next month or so but Variety’s Josh Dickey tweeted last night that the outlet could “confirm web chatter that Kristen Stewart has dropped out of Cali.” No reason was given for the departure (take a wild guess), but Dickey notes that reports of a replacement actress are premature.
Stewart was poised to make her producorial debut on the project as well, but no word on whether she’ll stay on as an executive producer. Alex Pettyfer was recently set as the male lead in the pic which revolves around two San Fernando Valley lovers who sell a fake snuff film and take off with the cash. With Cali off the books, Stewart now has no confirmed commitments in the coming months besides the press rounds for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. She recently landed the lead in Scott Cooper‘s Lie Down in Darkness, but that won’t start filming until next year.
Though Kristen Stewart’s personal life is apparently all anyone cares about at the moment, she also acts in movies from time to time. Stewart is set to star in the gritty action pic Cali, and director Nick Cassavetes has now settled on the male lead for the film. Per Variety, Alex Pettyfer has landed the role and will star as Stewart’s love interest in a story that takes place in L.A. and revolves around two San Fernando Valley lovers who sell a fake snuff film and take off with the cash. Years later, the girl (Stewart) must “return from the dead” in order to save the younger sister she abandoned.
In addition to starring, Stewart is also making her producorial debut on the project, which is set to start filming later this summer. Pettyfer was most recently seen opposite Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, and he also appeared in In Time, I Am Number Four, and Beastly.
With her Twilight duties nearly complete, Kristen Stewart is looking to branch out in a big way. We recently reported that the actress has signed on to star in the gritty action pic Cali, which takes place in L.A. and revolves around two San Fernando Valley lovers who sell a fake snuff film and take off with the cash. Years later, the girl (Stewart) must “return from the dead” in order to save the younger sister she abandoned. With Stewart set as the female lead, it now appears that The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes will be taking the helm. Hit the jump for more.
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.