UPDATE: Kristen Stewart isn't headed for "Cali" after all.
Upon the aftermath of the scandal involving her "indiscretion" with Rupert Sanders, K.Stew has decided to keep a low profile and dropped out of what would've been her next film project, according to Variety.
Stewart's been staying out of the public eye as much as possible lately upon the revelation that she cheated on Robert Pattinson with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director. Besides stepping away from "Cali," she also won't be appearing at the London premiere of "On the Road" next week.
No replacement has been announced yet, though The Playlist reports that Amber Heard is rumored to be the frontrunner. There's also no word on whether this sudden lack of a leading lady will mean a shift in a start date for the project — it was originally set to commence with production, like, around now.
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The dream of the '90s is alive in … California?
Kristen Stewart is set to raise all sorts of indie thriller hell as she's signed on to play the lead role in "Cali," according to Variety.
We agree with The Playlist in that "Cali" sounds decidedly Tarantino-esque (and term that hasn't been used to describe very many films since the turn of the century) with its tale of Mya (Stewart) and Chris, two lovebirds with a knack for bad choices and dangerous behavior. After selling a snuff film starring Mya, they skip town with a bundle of cash before anyone realizes the flick's a fake. Years later, Mya must return to the San Fernando Valley to save the younger sister she left behind, where she and Chris must face "angry former business partners, homicidal porn stars, stoner vet techs, an unstoppable killing machine in a cowboy hat and their own contentious relationship."
We don't care if the '90s are long gone — this sounds awesome, no matter what decade it is. And it's the perfect kind of crazysexycool role for K.Stew as she balances her career with grittier projects like "The Runaways" and "On the Road" when she's not engaged in the mega-franchises of "Twilight" and now "Snow White and the Huntsman."
Kristen Stewart will also be making her debut as a producer on the pic and the hunt is officially on for a director who will do justice to the screenplay by Michael Diliberti ("30 Minutes or Less"). And let the speculation begin as to which hot young actor would make the perfect Chris to K.Stew's Mya.
Production on "Cali" is set to commence at the end of summer. Until then, "Snow White and the Huntsman" will hit theaters on June 1 and "On the Road" will open … hopefully some day soon.
Originally published on Friday, April 27 at 9:02 p.m. ET.