This wild ride officially has a driver.
Nick Cassavetes is set to return to gritty territory as the "Alpha Dog" director signs on to call the shots for the indie thriller, "Cali," according to Variety.
"Cali" tells the Tarantino-esque tale of Mya (Kristen 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's quest to save the younger sister she left behind requires a return to the San Fernando Valley, where she and Chris must face a whole slew of freaks and psychos.
Nick Cassavetes' most successful film to date might be "The Notebook," but the son of John Cassavetes is no stranger to the rugged indie DIY style pioneered by his father — and the style that it sounds might be appropriate for "Cali." Cassavetes' second feature, "She's So Lovely" (1997), was a scrappy, handheld valentine to his father's work starring Sean Penn, Robin Wright and John Travolta, and "Alpha Dog" (2006), another dangerous California tale, definitely had a raw auteur vibe amidst all the true-crime bad behavior.
Kristen Stewart will be making her debut as a producer on "Cali," which was written by Michael Diliberti ("30 Minutes or Less"). The hunt is still on for who will play Chris, a role we're sure is being sought after by almost every twenty-something actor in the business.
Production on "Cali" is set to commence at the end of summer. Meanwhile, K.Stew's "Snow White and the Huntsman" will hit theaters on June 1.