Nick Cassavetes to Direct Kristen Stewart in Gritty Action Flick 'Cali'
One is known for moving back and forth between directing romance films like The Notebook and thrillers like Alpha Dog while the other is known for biting her lip incessantly and falling in love with sparkly vampires. Now director Nick Cassavetes and The Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart (who hopefully sheds her bland skin by kicking ass in Snow White and the Huntsman) will work together on a gritty new action film called Cali. The film, written by Michael Diliberti (30 Minutes or Less) follows two lovebirds who sell a fake snuff film and ride off with a bundle of cash. But that's just the beginning of the gritty story.
Years after their score, the girl (Stewart) must come back to save the younger sister she left behind. Variety says Diliberti developed the script on spec before it got picked up by Voltage and that's when Stewart got on board. As of now, it's hard for me to picture Stewart posing a real threat to anybody, but I'm hoping that opinion changes after seeing her with a sword and armor in Snow White and the Huntsman next month. She'll also be producing for her first time alongside Craig J. Flores (300) and Zev Foreman (Killer Joe), so it sounds like this will be quite an action-packed thriller indeed.