Vulture Exclusive: Kristen Stewart Lands Lead in 'Lie Down in Darkness,' No Word Yet on 'Snow White' Sequel

Thursday, 2 August 2012 by Irwan K Ch
Vulture Breaking News Alert
Kristen Stewart Lands Lead in Lie Down in Darkness, No Word Yet on Snow White Sequel
Kristen Stewart may have become tabloid fodder in recent days, but the 22-year-old seems decidedly committed to being taken seriously as an actress: Vulture hears exclusively that Stewart has landed the lead role in an indie adaptation of William Styron's 1951 novel, Lie Down In Darkness.

Directed by Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper and set in genteel fifties Virginia, Lie Down will have Stewart play Peyton Loftis. As part of a dysfunctional and disintegrating family, Peyton is constantly compared to her crippled sister, Maudie, and her intense physical beauty makes her the object of her frigid mother's jealous hatred and the target of her father's incestuous, alcoholic lust. (Stewart will also appear in another fifties-era set film, Walter Salles's On the Road, when it's released in the U.S. sometime this fall/winter.)  Read More »
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