In 2011, Stewart will continue to grace low-budget features with her million-dollar pout.
Francis Ford Coppola, after owning the movie rights to Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” for 31 years, is finally producing an adaptation with Sam Riley as the main character Sal Paradise and Garrett Hedlund (“TRON: Legacy”) as his party-crazed cohort Dean Moriarty. Stewart is playing Moriarty’s first wife Mary Lou, who is a partier, openly flirtatious and sexually devious (natch). When her husband abandons her, she sleeps with one or two or nine sailors to get even. (This one doesn’t have a release date yet, but we’re hoping it makes its way to theaters as planned in ’11.)
In addition, Stewart and her mother are still trying to get funding for “K-11.” Called one of the strangest projects in Hollywood, KStew would play a male-to-female transsexual prisoner with autism and Mama KStew would make her directing debut. All I’m saying is, if playing a male-to-female transsexual prisoner with autism doesn’t win Stewart an Oscar, I don’t know what would.
Robert PattinsonYou can tell from Pattinson’s movie choices that he wants fans to love his brain, not just his looks. Watch out Rob, it took Brad Pitt years to be taken seriously. Pattinson has played a seriously gay Salvador Dali in “Little Ashes” and the seriously dramatic Tyler Hawkins in “Remember Me.” Now he’s slated for two period dramas in 2011. “Water for Elephants” will open on April 22, and casts Pattinson alongside Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz. Hopefully his acting chops are strong enough to stack up against them, and also the elephant.
The other film is called “Bel Ami,” and no it’s not affiliated with the gay porno company of the same name (in case you were wondering). It’s based on French author Guy de Maupassant’s second novel, published in 1885, and stars Pattinson as a young Parisian climbing to power by manipulating the city’s wealthiest women. “Bel Ami” doesn’t yet have a release date, but you can be sure they’ll be some intensely dramatic love scenes with he and co-stars Christina Ricci and Uma Thurman. Or so a guy can dream.
Xavier SamuelSince he died in “Eclipse,” Samuel won’t be back for “Breaking Dawn.” However, you can catch him this year in the thriller, “Bait.” Set in Australia, it’s about a tsunami that traps a group of shoppers in a mall with tiger sharks. Better than “Snakes on a Plane,” it’s SHARKS IN A MALL.
Bryce Dallas Howard and Anna Kendrick
These ladies couldn’t be further away from each other in the “Twilight” storyline, but they’re teaming up in 2011 for “Live With It.” Also starring Joseph-Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anjelica Huston, the movie is a black comedy about 27-year-old guy who’s diagnosed with cancer. It’s from director Jonathan Levine, who made the sublimely funny and not-wack-at-all “The Wackness.”
Jackson RathboneThe man who plays Jasper Hale will get into full art-house mode starring in this year’s “DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) – NonSeNse.” Also featuring Gary Busey and recently-deceased Andrew Koening (Boner from “Growing Pains”), the trailer looks like Andy Warhol rose for the dead to make one last feature. Rathbone will also star in “Zombie Hamlet,” which promises to mix Shakespeare, a movie within a movie, and of course, zombies.
Kellan LutzThis beefy actor also has four other films in the works this year, including “A Warrior’s Heart” with Greene. Going heavy on ACTION, Lutz appears in “The Killing Game” with Samuel L. Jackson and “Immortals” with Mickey Rourke (in which he plays Poseidon!) while also lending his voice to the animated “Guardians of Luna.”
Nikki ReedSince dropping out of “K-11,” Reed’s main project is potential blockbuster “Catch .44″ with Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman and Forest Whitaker. The thriller promises a psychopathic hit man, a grizzly trucker, and a delusional line cook, so I’m already there.
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