Twilight Comes for Stewart

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Messengers starlet vamps out

The Messengers‘ Kristen Stewart signed up for the leading role in Twilight, a star-crossed lovers affair mixing mortals and vampires.

The actress will play Bella Swan, the lead of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling teenage books upon which the film is based on. Swan is a teen relocated to live with her father; soon after settling into her new school she falls for a young man who is also a vampire. Stewart recently appeared in Sean Penn’s Into the Wild.

Shooting begins in February and Summit Entertainment (P2), Twilight‘s distributor, is hoping to crack a franchise with this one.

Melissa Rosenberg penned the script; she’s also credited with Step Up and Showtime’s “Dexter.” On directing duties is Catherine Hardwicke

Source: The Hollywood Reporter