Kristen Stewart Will Star in Her Mother's Bizarre Flick 'K-11'
I'm always somewhat fascinated when show business becomes the go-to career choice for several members of a family. The Baldwins being the most extreme example, I'm curious about any animosity or jealousy that may spawn when one is successful and another is not. One such family unit doesn't have to worry about that too much as BangShowbiz reports actress Kristen Stewart will star in K-11, a film written and directed by her mother, script supervisor Jules Mann-Stewart. The project is so bizarre and interesting that Stewart says, "If she called me right now and said, 'We're making the movie,' I would be really excited." What is it?
Well last year, another Twilight actress, Nikki Reed, revealed to Ace Showbiz she's also set to star in the film and spilled the beans on the plot. It will tell the story behind the most bizarre unit in all of L.A. county lock-up, which houses transvestites, transsexuals, and the occasional high profile celebrity. Is this based on a real prison? Either way there's plenty of peculiar characters and both Reed and Stewart will be playing roles unlike anything they've ever done before. Reed elaborates on each of their characters in the movie:
My character is a male prostitute, and he goes in and out of the jail because it is comfortable to have a place to sleep and recoup and relax and have food and shelter - [when he] gets sent back out, there is a lot of underground drug stuff that is going on. [K-11] is a world in itself. There'll be a lot of prosthetics, makeup. I don't really have the most androgynous look, so that is going to be interesting. [My character] was born a man, but I never felt like a man - I always knew that I was a woman. I just was born with the wrong body parts.
[Stewart] doesn't have the same level of physical transformation as me, but she definitely came to the table with a plethora of ideas … her character doesn't have facial hair or an Adam's apple [because] she is playing more of a boy.
Well that just sounds absolutely crazy. I'm not sure what exactly the tone of this film is supposed to be, but I can imagine it'll contain mostly dramatic set pieces. However, I wonder if K-11 will be presented as sort of a surreal lock-up or something that isn't as exaggerated. Apparently the film also stars Jason Mewes. Yeah, it just keeps sounding weirder and weirder. We have no clue if this is something that's going to happen soon or just an idea that Stewart has been talking about with no actual development plans. Either way, this is just too weird to forget about, so we'll keep you posted as more info becomes available. Anyone interested?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Kristen Stewart is a little strange so its probably appropriate.
JimD on Mar 18, 2010
I smell a disaster.
DiR3cT on Mar 18, 2010
sounds stupid. there's a big difference between being original and just bizarre.
az on Mar 18, 2010
I'll check it out, AZ that's the problem right there, it is nearly impossible to create an original piece of work its either strange or implausible.
Xerxex on Mar 18, 2010
I'm all for originality in movies but sometimes they're just too bizzare to work. This sounds to me like they're trying a little too hard to be shocking and it's kind of coming off as a little pretentious.
Green on Mar 18, 2010
finally...something that isnt aremake/reboot....sounds really wild....I'll buy THAT for a dollar...
slopshoe smith on Mar 18, 2010
So after killing her career with those crap Twilight films, only her mom will hire her. Makes sense.
jasonmd2020 on Mar 19, 2010
Knew there was a reason she was working as an actress....sucks...I guess it's who you know and who your family is to make it in Snollywood.
athena on Mar 22, 2010
I think this is the dumbest, most destructive career choice Kristen could make right now. People are going to stay away in droves. In their first movies without each other and outside of Twilight, Kristen and Robert have both failed to establish that they are box office draws on their own. Another bomb could just kill Kristen's chances of making Twilight the stepping stone to the Meryl Streep-type career she could have. Besides, Kristen is utterly physically unsuited to playing a male of any sort. No male person ever had such a small face, such fine features, or such delicate bone structure. Look at her in any group photo. Her face is always the smallest and her body the most delicate--even standing beside Dacota Fanning. And this role would fan the rumors that she is geigh to a white heat, which shouldn't matter but does. Look what it did to Jody Foster's career when she came out. If Kristen's mom cares about her, she will find some actual MEN to play these roles. Kristen needs to spend this little patch of free time at a good drama school. If Brando and Newman and Streep and Woodward and Redford needed formal training, why expect Kristen to make the most of her gifts without it?
lynnette on Mar 30, 2010
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