Friday, 15 March 2013

Jules Stewart interview with Mingle Media TV

Experience. Passion for Storytelling.

For the past 25 + years Jules Stewart has worked in TV and Movies as a script supervisor, representing the writers on set, sitting next to directors and DPs (director of photography) taking notes and ensuring the continuity of the project is sound.

For K-11, she moves over a chair to the director’s seat and brings the story to life. Stewart co-wrote K-11 with Jared Kurt who came to her with six pages and this story idea. The collaboration began with research and understanding the “real” place this film would be set in. There were no hidden agendas, no political statements, just telling a story.

That’s where many projects get de-railed.

Too many times the script or story starts out with one voice and vision, but not K-11, it was not designed by committee where others start injecting their voice and before you know it, your story is no longer yours. Stewart told me that she had the movie funded three times but two of them fell through. It wasn’t until meeting with some investors from France that she found the right partners. Their only requirement was that she stay as close to the script as possible.

Add up her experience and her artistic bent and you’ll understand why it was only natural for her to make the jump to be in full control as a director.

During our conversation, Stewart shared that she had some very good teachers. In fact, if you look at her IMDb credits, you’ll see some very impressive projects from dramas to action to comedies and family films proving that she’s had the “on the job training” to be a successful director as she’s worked with some very accomplished filmmakers over the years.

Shot in Continuity Order.

What does that mean? Most film or TV projects are shot out-of-order because you may only need to be at one location for a day with two or three actors so it makes sense to group them together and shoot the scenes out-of-order to keep costs down. But K-11 was shot in twenty-two days in continuity order which is unusual. The benefits were that the cast knew where the story was going and could go with the flow of the scenes being shot. Plus most of the movie is set in a large room where 46 people had to work together to tell the story as directed by Stewart. As you watch the movie, you’ll see how the camera almost plays the role of one of the inmates and you’re seeing their POV (point of view) as the story unravels.

There is a story within a story here. One where Goran Visnjic’s character Ray Saxx, a very successful record producer gets put in jail for a “187″ (murder) but is so strung out on drugs that he doesn’t know where he is. That’s when D.B. Sweeney’s character LT. Gerald Johnson, a shady sheriff’s deputy, jumps in to take him to his special ward inside of the LA County Jail, the one designated for gay and transgendered male prisoners, K-11.

Once in K-11, the audience sees life behind bars, not good or bad, just a slice of life during the time that “Ray Saxx” is inside. There is truth to this side of the film as Stewart and Kurt’s story shows the inmates as they go about their business, from “Mousey,” expertly played by Kate del Castillo, who runs the ward to “Butterfly” played by Portia Doubleday (who also delivers a stellar performance) a delicate character who morphs as the world around “her” (sorry, not into spoilers)…

Raw. Real. Not Heavy.

When I started watching the screener, it was on my second computer and as usual I was “working” on my other one when I had to stop, rewind, and just sit back and be in the audience. At first, you’re startled by the realistic setting, reminding me of “scared straight” episodes where it’s raw and real and you wanted to get out of there. Then you are pulled in and follow the “camera” to watch the events unfold. Personally, this movie had me feeling a range of emotions from relief, (that feeling of never being in that situation and thank god it has never happened to me) to frustration, to fear, to satisfaction. It started dark but left you light at the end. Unburdened, if you will, but still haunted by the situation that won’t change.

As much as I’d like to say this movie is for everyone, it’s not. It wasn’t meant to be for everyone. That’s okay with Stewart. She just wanted to tell a story, no hidden agenda. Is it a good story? Yes, it is. The movie delivers the vision and voice of the story. When you put time into creating a story and then tell it your way, and are pleased with your work, that’s all that matters. Remember the saying “art is subjective” and keep an open mind and just listen to the story.

K-11 is directed and co-written by Jules Stewart with Jared Kurt co-writing and stars Goran Visnjic (Red Widow, Beginners, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Kate del Castillo (La Reina del Sur), Portia Doubleday (Youth in Revolt), D.B. Sweeney (Hard Ball), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister (The Dark Knight), Tara Buck (True Blood; Justified) and Cameron Stewart in his feature film debut.

K-11 Opens in 15 Cities and on Video on Demand March 15th 2013

Los Angeles: Laemmle’s NoHo Theater, March 15 -22
New York: Cinema Village, March 15 – 22
San Diego: Digital Gym (Grand Opening), March 29 – April 5
San Francisco: Roxie Theater, March 22 – 29
Columbus: Gateway Film Center, March 15 – 22
Denver: Starz Film Center, March 22 – 29
Tempe: Harkins Valley Art, March 15 – 22
Daytona: Cinematique of Daytona, March 23 (Special engagement)
Detroit: Cass City Cinema 3/15
Fort Lauderdale: Cinema Paradiso 3/15
Stroudsburg, PA: Living Room Theater 3/15

Find more details on watching it OnDemand here.

Jules Stewart interview with NY Daily News

Independent films and Italian dishes, that’s what Kristen Stewart’s mom Jules Stewart has cooking.

The first of those is “K-11,” opening March 15 in theaters and OnDemand, the debut directorial effort from the longtime script supervisor. The latter is a reference to a lasagna cook-off the Australian-born film industry vet held against her daughter, star of the “Twilight” films, “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “On the Road.”

”I made a sausage-based lasagna, and Kristen made a cheese and marinara. We had friends come over as blind judges and she won,” says the woman the Twihard crowd refers to as “MamaStew.”

”K-11” is an old-school exploitation film starring ”ER’s” Goran Visnjic as a wrongly imprisoned record exec placed in a jail wing for transgendered and gay cons. Character actors like Jason Mewes, Tommy ’Tiny’ Lister and D.B. Sweeny costar, while some of the transgendered characters are not played by men-as-women, but by actresses pretending to be men transformed to women. Among them is Mexican superstar Kate del Castillo as the violent leader Mousey.

Alas, daughter Kristen is not in the film, though her voice is heard for a brief moment over the phone.

”We know it’s not a film for everyone,” says the heavily tattooed Stewart. “We’re okay with that. But midnight audiences in gay neighborhoods dressing up as the characters? That’s my dream come true. I would love to see Mousey for Halloween.”

"Twilight" fans have taken to Jules Stewart. In addition to having her own well-trafficked MamaStew tag on tumblr, the Twihards with have created at least one "K-11" Internet fan site, something virtually unheard of for a microbudget film from a first-time director about a fringe topic. 

When Jules tweeted "Hey, anybody seen Kristen? Ask her to call her mom," the Internet exploded (5,000 retweets, 3,000 favorites) and speculative interpretation was like a meeting of Talmudic scholars. Commenter @Spitfire_King had a nice spin, noting "no matter what level you work, a parent chasing offspring for contact."

While Jules Stewart doesn’t claim credit for her 22-year-old daughter’s cooking prowess (”maybe I influenced her a little?”) she is quick to quip that the Hollywood star’s apple pie is ”extraordinary and award-winning.”

Far less evocative of ”apple pie” is the new film Jules is serving up. The independent production ”K-11” is a fictional film set in a very real opt-in wing of the Los Angeles County Jail for detainees who are transgendered or gay.

”It’s the only place in a jail system where race is not an issue,” she says. “Being gay or transgendered binds them all together. And, yes, there is a fashion show every Thursday.”

While this is Jules’ first film as a director, she’s been working behind the scenes for decades. Her credits as a script supervisor are diverse, ranging from David Lynch’s 1999 ”The Straight Story” to comedies like 2004’s ”Soul Plane.”

While that job is all about checking for continuity, it’s not an attribute she takes home with her. ”If I come to your house for a cocktail I’m not going to come back two months later and tell you what’s been moved,” Stewart jokes. “In my job I’m a paid observer, in life I don’t scrutinize.”

It was while she was up in Canada working on the Cuba Gooding Jr. film ”Snow Dogs” when her daughter Kristen was on set with Jodie Foster shooting director David Fincher’s  ”Panic Room.” It resulted in Kristen’s biggest movie up to that time, and a special kind of Hollywood rite-of-passage.
”I wasn’t there for her birthday, so Jodie threw her a party on set,” Stewart says. “She hired a Mariachi band and had Mexican catering and everyone brought her presents. Jodie did all this while she was pregnant. When I came down for the end of the shoot, she said ’thank you for having your daughter.’”

”I’ve seen it firsthand. If publications have no news about someone, they make it up, and it hurts people,” Stewart says. “I’ve read in magazines at the grocery store that my daughter is pregnant, that she’s having a three-headed baby, that she married an alien. Obviously some stories are so ridiculous you know they can’t be true. But other false stories could potentially be true. As a mother, it is difficult to read things that I know for a fact are not true.”

As for what’s really true, well, that’s something MamaStew isn’t going to discuss. ”That has nothing to do with my film or me,” she politely, but firmly, states.

Source NYDailyNews

Jules Stewart's interview with the LA Times

One of Hollywood's biggest movie stars often retreats to a nondescript building on a quiet industrial street in Van Nuys. For Kristen Stewart, the hide-out provides an escape from prying eyes of the paparazzi, a place where she can play arcade games and read scripts in her own private office. And if the 22-year-old ever needs motherly advice, all she has to do is walk down the hallway.

That's where her mom, Jules Stewart, is busy plotting her own career. At 58, the elder Stewart is trying to emerge from the shadow of her daughter, who rocketed to fame on the vampire franchise "Twilight."

After spending three decades as a script supervisor on films such as "Mortal Kombat" and "Little Giants," Stewart's directorial debut "K-11" will hit theaters Friday. But she's worried that people will think the only reason she got her $3-million gritty, L.A. jail drama made was because of her famous offspring.

"It's extremely frustrating for me, because she's 22 years old and I'm almost 60," said Stewart, who looks almost Goth with her long jet-black hair, chunky silver rings and sleeve of tattoos. "In terms of life experience — hello! — I have it all over her. It's not like I came out of nowhere."

Stewart has worked on dozens of films since arriving in Hollywood at age 16 from her native Australia. Her knowledge of the industry helped her daughter break into the business: The young actress' first role — she had no lines — was in 1999's "The Thirteenth Year," a Disney Channel television movie on which her mom was also employed.

Director Brian Levant, who has collaborated with Stewart on pictures such as "Are We There Yet?" and "Snow Dogs," said he has long felt Stewart had the potential to command a set. As a script supervisor, she learned a lot about how directors work, serving as the liaison between the director and the editing room. She monitored shoots on sets daily, taking notes on what scenes have taken place and ensuring the internal continuity of the movie by making sure actors looked and sounded the same from shot-to-shot.

"She's a very strong woman. She's got a black belt, for God's sake," he said with a chuckle. "On my movies, she would come up to me and whisper, 'Isn't this scene really about so-and-so?' She wasn't just marking the tape and making people match. She was really more concerned with the big picture."

"K-11" was initially supposed to feature Kristen Stewart, who was willing to take a supporting role in the picture even after she became a household name. Her mother — who co-wrote the movie with Jared Kurt — eagerly reworked the part, tailoring it to Kristen — but when the actress' schedule became too hectic, she dropped out.

The role may have been a stretch for the tween star anyway. The film is set in a dormitory called K-11 that houses self-identified gay and transgender inmates in Los Angeles' Men's Central Jail. The Sheriff's Department began K-11 — real name: K6G — in 1985 in an effort to protect gay inmates from sexual and physical abuse.

Kurt actually spent time in the module and came to Stewart to help him make a movie loosely based on his experience.

"You would think [it] would be really easy to get financiers if [Kristen] was attached, but it wasn't," Stewart said. "You can't take ['Twilight's'] Bella Swan and put her in jail with a bunch of transvestites and expect people to go, 'Oh yeah, no problem.'"

Still, "K-11" is trading on the actress' name to promote the film. In email blasts to reporters, Jules Stewart is being touted as "more than just Kstew's mom."

In fact, "Youth in Revolt" star Portia Doubleday took on the part once envisioned for Kristen Stewart, joining a little-known cast that includes "E.R." veteran Goran Visnjic and Stewart's 27-year-old brother, Cameron, who makes his living as a grip and has his acting debut in "K-11."

The project, Stewart said, was financed by two French businessmen she met at a dinner party who were looking to get into show business; she declined to identify them by name.

With scenes of rape and drug-dealing, "K-11" doesn't stray from dark subject matter — but Stewart has long had an interest in the macabre. Her Valley-based production company, Libertine Films, is decorated with vintage weaponry, oversized crucifixes and numerous images of wolves. Stewart has actually rescued wolves, and keeps four as pets. (And no, Twi-hards, her obsession has nothing to do with Jacob.)

"I was that weird little kid that sat in front of the TV set and watched 'Frankenstein' and 'The Werewolf' and 'The Mummy,'" she recalled. "Those are like the ultimate stories. It's sort of like bad news travels fast. No one cares that you're rich and you're happy and you're beautiful — they want to know that you're sick and there's some crazy secret."

There's no doubt that she's a proud mom. Still, she struggles to curb her competitive instincts with her own daughter.

"To the world, I have no name. I am 'Mama Stew' — that's what they call me, all of her zillions of fans. Or I'm Kristen's mom; I'm famous for being her mom," she said with a shrug. "Most of the female directors that are successful in this business came up through the ranks. And I'm hoping to follow in their footsteps. I have my own career. My own thing going on. And I would hate to think that it's because of my 22-year-old that I got to direct a movie."

Even the star of her movie understands her frustration. Visnjic, who plays an inmate who mistakenly lands in K-11, said that in the weeks leading up to the film's 15-theater release, he's noticed that the majority of the reports about the film is about Kristen.

"I just read some review about the film, and it was really good, but the big title was, 'Kristen Stewart's new movie,'" the actor said. "Underneath, they explained she only gave a voice-over for one tiny little scene. People try to make it about Kristen, but the fact is, this is Jules' movie, and Kristen doesn't have anything to do with it."

Source LATimes

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Kate del Castillo talks about working with Jules Stewart on K-11

Google translated, so part of the translation may not be exact.

How was the experience of being directed by a woman as Jules Stewart?

"She is a great leader and is very good at whats she does. This film is her directorial debut. Jules worked as a script supervisor in Hollywood for many years, allowing you to have the film that was cut from her mind. It does not take more, which lightened and made ​​the film very easy to run. Furthermore, it is an independent film, low-budget time limit had ".

After 'K-11' what comes to Kate del Castillo ?

"Comes the film 'No Good Deed', where I do a special character. I'm also filming a web series which is being done in Miami at Homestead tracks. This is the Nascar, which sponsors us.

It's a story that I'm producing along with Univision Studios and will air on the web and on television and then film. I feel very happy because this is the second production where I act and produce. I enjoy a lot because I do my own 'little film' that car is. I love everything that has to do with adrenaline and action, "concluded Kate.

'Behind the Scenes' Clip with Cameron Stewart

Unfortunately the video can only be watched if you're in the US.

As soon as an all regions version is available we will let you know.

Thank you @K11OfficialFilm

Jules Stewart's interview with the Phoenix Movie Examiner

Jules Stewart, mother of “The Twilight Saga” star Kristen Stewart, recently spoke with Phoenix Movie Examiner about her feature-length directorial debut “K-11.”

In “K-11,” which opens Friday, March 15 exclusively at Harkins Valley Art, Goran Visnjic plays a record producer who comes around after bringing on drink and drugs and finds himself in a section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for homosexuals, which is ruled by a transsexual named Mousey (Kate del Castillo).

Question: Tell me about the inception of this motion picture. Where did this idea come from?

Jules: I met a young man named Jared Kurt who knew about K-11. He came to me with the idea about writing a screenplay about it. Part of the allure was I didn't know anything about it. I didn't even know it existed. So after doing a little bit of research, I thought, “Sure, why not?” The goal was to write a screenplay and make a film that wasn't like any other film out there - something new, unique, different and original. That is quite a concept in Hollywood these days.

Q: That is too true. So what kind of research did you do in pre-production?

Jules: Well, we went to K-11. We got a tour. We met the people who run it. We learned what the rules were, what the schedule was and how it is laid out. Then we invented characters and put them in that situation.

Q: Speaking of inventing characters, you have quite a few fascinating ones in this film - none more so than Mousy. Tell me about her and the actress by which she is portrayed.

Jules: Kate del Castillo plays Mousy. She is a Mexican actress and I think that she is probably better known in the Hispanic community. She was referred to me by a friend of mine out of New York who does commercials. I was looking for a strong female character that could play a man turning into a woman so it was quite a unique request. But when I met Kate, I knew instantly that she was the girl.

Q: You are right. That is quite a unique request. What did you do as a director to help Kate and her co-stars get into character?

Jules: There are three girls in the film that play boys turning into girls. We asked these girls to step outside of their comfort zone and do something that they had never done before. In order to make them more comfortable doing that, you really want to supply them with whatever it takes. They actually wore prosthetics to help them to change their body language, the way they walked and the way they carried themselves. I think it was more of an internal thing but it seemed to work. In Kate’s case, it was mostly the makeup. She shaved her eyebrows and her whole face is completely made up and very mask-esque. I think that makes a big difference when you look in the mirror and do not see yourself anymore. You see the character.

Q: I understand that your daughter Kristen was originally attached to play one of those girls - Butterfly - before Portia Doubleday took on the role. Tell me about that.

Jules: She was working on “Twilight” when we were writing the script. I went up to be with her for a while and she read it and she really liked it. She sort of attached herself to play Butterfly and tried to attach her friend Nikki Reed to play Mousy. But, as an independent filmmaker, it is very difficult to get things financed. off the ground and actually into production. As time went on, her career skyrocketed and she had the opportunity to do “Snow White and the Huntsman” at the same time that we were going to make “K-11.” We just sort of decided that it would probably be better for her career to do “Snow White and the Huntsman.” That is when I found Portia, who I think is just an amazing young actress and really did a terrific job as that character.

Q: But Kristen does still have a part in the project, right?

Jules: She has what we call a micro-cameo, which is just a voice-over. She plays a secretary on the telephone. She actually did that for me as a favor because we were trying to find someone to do it and everyone seemed kind of funny in front of the microphone. You know, people get nervous. Finally, she said, “I'll do it.” And one take later it was finished.

Q: This is your feature-length directorial debut. Were you at all nervous about that?

Jules: To be honest with you, I was a little nervous. I had never thought that I would end up being a director. It is a huge responsibility and I never actually believed anyone would have that much faith in me. It is funny, though. You are put in a situation where you have no time to think about those kinds of things because you are faced with a schedule that you have to meet, actors that you have to deal with and characters that you have to develop. You are basically on a timeline so you just do what you have to do to get it done.

Q: So then would you say that you learned anything about yourself as a result of the experience?

Jules: I think you learn a lot about yourself when push comes to shove. Can you really do it? Can you deliver the goods? I was always afraid to talk in front of a lot of people. I was quite shy. I think that at some point you have to let all those things go because you have to do what is best for the film. And what is best for the film is to take charge and tell people what the story is and what they need to do and what their motivation is. You are basically driving the bus.

Source Examiner

New 'behind the scenes' photo & article by Red Alert Live

Many fans have been anxiously waiting for the release of Jail Drama titled K-11! Well now they no longer have to wait as the movie is scheduled for a March 15th theatrical release!

K-11 is a unit of the L.A. County jail where gay and transgender inmates are separated from the mainline population. The K-11 unit is ruled by a transsexual inmate named Mousey who is played by Mexican Soap Queen Kate del Castillo “La Reina Del Sur.”

The movie is directed by Jules Stewart mother of Twilight’s Kristen Stewart.

On Friday 3/15/13 K-11 opens in Los Angeles with a week-long run at North Hollowood’s LAEMMLE NOHO Theater. The movie also includes a 15-City release in the cities of New York, San Diego, Philadelphia, Denver, Tempe, San Francisco, Phoenix, Columbus, Daytona, Fort Lauderdale, Stroudsburg, PA with more to follow.

Regarding the movie actress Kate del Castillo said “I play a transexual and she is bad ass!” Regarding turning into the character of Mousey Kate said “I’m playing a transgendered [person] and that was very challenging, and that’s what I want. To be in projects that are interesting to me and [where] I will learn from the character.”

RAL’s Jovanny Venegas is one of the inmates of K-11 he told us “K-11 was an amazing experience, I grew up watching Kate del Castillo in many Novelas, so being in a scene was her was incredible and intense especially as she’s kicking some a** (laughs). Jules is an awesome director and I’d love to work with her again. Overall I definitely recommend this movie, it’s real prison life in LA. K-11 is not sugarcoated and some scenes will definitely leave you with your mouth open.”

Actress Tara Buck told RAL ”I play Crystal in the film. I had a great time working on K-11. There are so many eclectic characters in the cast, great crew, fantastic director and tattoos for days. So much fun. Tara continued with “I think the movie is a wonderfully unique film. It’s tantalizingly twisted, dark for sure, and I think audiences will be surprised to find themselves laughing as well. It’s a very entertaining world that Jules has created. Absolutely go see it! ”

Other actors in the film include: Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister who plays a predatory child molester, D.B. Sweeney plays the ruthless Sheriff’s Deputy, Lt. Johnson, Cameron Stewart (Kristen Stewart’s brother) plays Sledgehammer among many others.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Video: CelebTV talk about Kate del Castillo in K-11

We’re used to seeing the film and telenovela actress always put together and carrying herself like a perfect lady would, but Kate Del Castillo is ready to show fans a whole new side to her. a transsexual side that is. In her latest movie, she plays a rather crude role and is quite convincing as a tough character. She can be seen sashaying around her bunk mates, making sure everyone knows who is in charge. The film is about a record producer played by Goran Visnjic who wakes up one day in cell block k-11, a section of the prison reserved for homosexuals and transsexuals.

Source CelebTVLatino

Via @KstewAngel with thanks.

Photos of Kate del Castillo & Tiny Lister at the San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 8)

Click on each photo for a larger view.

Check out more photos & video of the night here and here.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Scott Marks from the San Diego Reader talks about meeting Kate del Castillo & Tiny Lister at the SDLFF

The phone rang just as I was pulling into the parking stall at Digiplex Mission Valley. "Where are you, man?" a familiar voice growled. "I'm upstairs in a holding area."

When we spoke earlier in the week, 'Tiny' Lister assured me that he was coming to San Diego for the Latino Film Festival's premier of his latest film, K 11. 'Tiny' is a man of his word!

Festival programmer, Glenn Heath, had this bemused "I can't believe this is happening" look on his face as he escorted me upstairs to meet the man. It didn't take long for me to spot 'Tiny's' broad, door jamb splintering shoulders in a crowd.

Shaking hands with 'Tiny' was like sticking my mitt in a vise and meeting him was a thrill beyond compare. If only I had the chance to introduce myself before photogs snapped our picture.

With all due respect to Mr. Lister, 'Tiny' wasn't the main attraction. Fans packed the lobby of Digiplex Mission Valley hoping to get a glimpse of Mexican superstar, Kate del Castillo. Watching the mob funnel its way past the ticket-taker was the closest I've come to a Day of the Locust moment since moving to San Diego.

K 11 was my first introduction to the comely Ms. del Castillo. After seeing her performance as Mousey, the foul-mouthed, tyrannical tranny inmate, it wasn't clear if this crowd, weaned on the actresses popular telenovelas, was ready for such a bold departure.

Meeting Kate in person was a bit of a jolt. Her makeup man should either get an Oscar or prison time.

You still have a shot at seeing K 11. It's the inaugural film when the Media Arts Center opens the Digital Gym, its new screening facility, on March 29. Click for the festival program book and more information.

Thanks to @KstewAngel for the heads up. 

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Jules Stewart interview with US Weekly

"I can't watch Spider-Man anymore," Jules tells Us Weekly. "I just can't watch six variations of the same thing -- it just makes me a little crazy." Instead, Jules sought out to make a film that she hoped would make people think a little bit more about something unique and different.

Set inside a section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for LGBT inmates, K-11 explores the politics of race and gender equality through Raymond Saxx (Goran Visnjik), a businessman who is forced to deal with violence, crooked cops and a manipulative transgendered inmate named Mousey (Kate Del Castillo) on his quest to escape K-11, all while piecing together how he ended up there in the first place.

"In the dorm, there's no racial issues -- they're all gay or transgender," Jules says. "That's what holds them together. So race is not an issue, which was a big message in this film. . . It doesn't matter what color you are, everybody is the same."

The film also stars Portia Doubleday as Butterfly, a role that Kristen had originally attached herself to six years ago while she was filming the first Twilight movie. The unexpected success of the franchise took Kristen's career in a completely different direction.

"She kept working and she kept working and she kept working," Jules explains. "And she got really big and we were still really small and I was like, 'Go! Go do Snow White, please, go make those big films honey, that's wonderful!'"

Kristen does have a small part in the film as a secretary who picks up a very important phone call. Though Jules stands by her decision to recast her daughter's original role, the filmmaker still believes that Kristen would have done the part justice. "Kristen has a dark side," she tells Us. "Kristen has the edge -- thank god, right?"

K-11 will be released on March 15 in 15 cities across the U.S. and will be available On Demand through local cable companies. Visit for more information on where K-11 is playing.

We also have an updated list that you can go to here, with links to the theaters and ticketing.