More Drama for Kristen Stewart?

by David Weiner 2:07 PM PDT, August 02, 2012
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As if there isn't enough drama in Kristen Stewart's life right now, ET has learned that The Twilight Saga star may be in the running to star in another drama – only this one's on the big screen.

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Stewart was rumored to be attached to the new big-screen project Lie Down in Darkness, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but now a source close to the film's production company tells ET, "While its exciting to see all the interest the project is generating, the film is still in the pre-production process and no offers to cast have been made as of yet."

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The film is also in search of a male lead; Oscar winner Colin Firth was at one point attached to the project, but is no longer. Described as a Dickensian and Dostoyevsky-like heavy drama, the film will be an adaptation of a 1951 William Styron novel that charts the rise of a southern family. Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) will write and direct, with Stewart playing a tragic beauty, the daughter of a drunken patriarch who lusts after one of his two daughters, one beautiful and the other a cripple.

Lie Down in Darkness is not financed and has no start date at this stage.