Everyone put on your Disappointment Pants: Kristen Stewart, despite earlier rumors to the contrary, will NOT be appearing as a homicidal transgendered prison inmate in "K-11." But even without Kristen on board, there's still a whole lotta Stewart in this movie! Kristen's mom, Jules Stewart, will direct the dark, gritty ensemble drama—and Variety reports that her older brother, Cameron Stewart, has joined the cast in his feature film debut.
A manly version of K-Stew? Hmm! There's only a teensy photo of Cameron attached to the story, but we definitely see some family resemblance between him and his famous sis.
Goran Visnjic, D.B. Sweeney and Portia Doubleday of "Youth in Revolt" are all attached to the movie as well, and shooting is currently taking place at an abandoned correctional facility. And despite the proliferation of Stewarts, don't be looking for a sweet family reunion in this film; Mama Stewart's directorial debut is serious business—we're talking rape, murder and prison riots.
At least we know where Kristen gets her taste for dark and daring roles.
Kristen Stewart Drops Out Of Transgender Indie 'K-11'
Film, directorial debut of Stewart's mother, will now feature her brother Cameron.
Any shot the public had at seeing Kristen Stewart playing a transsexual prisoner with autism is no more. We can't say we're surprised.
The "Twilight" star had long been involved with "K-11," the indie film about a rather unusual family that is set to be the directorial debut of Stewart's mother, Jules. But Variety now reports that as "K-11" finally moves forward after years in development, Bella Swan herself will not be involved in the production.
Stewart's departure marks the second "Twilight" actress to bow out of "K-11": Last year, Nikki Reed dropped out of the film, which both actresses had been involved with since at least 2008. MTV News broke the story on the project that November, when Reed kicked us word of the flick. "It's about a little-known section of the men's county jail," she said at the time. "I'm playing a man, and Kristen's playing a boy."
Though her daughter is no longer part of "K-11," which began filming earlier this month, Jules Stewart will be keeping the project in the family, as Kristen's older brother, Cameron, will be making his feature film debut in the film. He'll be joined by Goran Visnjic ("ER"), D.B. Sweeney ("Hard Ball") and Portia Doubleday ("Youth in Revolt").
In March of last year, before she had wrapped work on the "Twilight" series and signed up for Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman," the actress was still hoping to take part in "K-11."
"Yeah, totally," Stewart told MTV News at the time. "It's just one of those things where you try and get a movie off the ground that's small.
"I don't know [whether it will get made]. Like, right now it's harder [to get indie films made]," she added. "It just never got legs. I still really hope to do it."