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Drake Doremus Wants Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult For Sci-Fi 'Equals'

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 24, 2013 1:17 PM
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Kristen Stewart Nicholas Hoult

Update 1/16/14: AP confirms Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult for the film."In 'Equals,' things go wrong because you can't deny the humanity in everyone. t's the most devastating story," Stewart said about the film which she compared to "1984."

Drake Doremus is the kind of filmmaker we love to watch. Breaking out with his 2011 heartbreaker "Like Crazy," the filmmaker has stayed busy while also slowly and gradually expanding his horizons. His short film series "The Beauty Inside" for HP found him playing with episodic storytelling, while keeping his intimate approach intact, and his upcoming "Breathe In" (our review) starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones was another well-observed look at the complex emotions of love and fidelity. And while we're still (frustratingly) waiting for that latter effort to hit screens in the U.S. (it played Sundance and has opened in the U.K., but Cohen Media Group are yet to unveil it here), he's lined up his next gig. And again, he's pushing things in some intriguing ways.

Doremus is eyeing Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult to star in "Equals," a futuristic love story he's cooking up.  Penned by Nathan Parker ("Moon"), there's not much in the way of plot details, but the director has long been discussing his goals for the movie. " 'Like Crazy' was about the past and had a very nostalgic feel to it, and kind of about my past. ['Breathe In'] is about confronting the idea of love in the present, and then what love means in the future is what I’m interested in exploring next,” he told told earlier this year.

"It’s not going to be out of hand, but I think it’s a logical next step, if that makes any sense without giving too much away, of the budget realm," Doremus  told Little White Lies about the size of the movie.

Frankly, we're pretty excited. Doremus has shown a really assured hand so far for tone and style, and to see him apply that to a genre effort is something we're curious to see. If it all comes together, shooting will kick off in early 2014. [Deadline]

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  • mary | January 16, 2014 3:03 PMReply

    lol'ing at all the hate/ignorant comments. don't be so bitter and rude. btw playlist, you couldn't have chosen at better pic? i mean, come on...

    i like nicholas and stewart, should be interesting seeing them together on the big screen.

  • Sam | October 26, 2013 1:09 AMReply

    Kristen and Stewart are the quiet type but it seems they will have fun making this movie. I hope it happens soon although I think Hoult is pretty busy. I also would like to see Kristen look totally different maybe with custumes, hairstyle, etc. I like the way she looked in OTR.

  • Helo | October 25, 2013 12:10 PMReply

    YIKES!!...Stewart looks lousy in that photo! (LOL!). Regarding the film....I got nothing. Not really interested. Nick Hoult is a wonderful actor though, and he has Jennifer Lawrence to go home to so, the man has a nice life, that's for sure.

  • D. | October 25, 2013 12:02 PMReply

    Eh....c'mon Hoult, you can do better than this. Stewart on the other hand is lucky to get WHATEVER the hell comes along. Quite possibly the weakest actress out there in Hollywood today who has all the familial connections.

  • Daisy | October 25, 2013 6:50 AMReply

    OMG!!! Yay! So great!cannot wait to hear more! Thanks!

  • bluebird | October 25, 2013 2:47 AMReply

    SEXY TANDEM!!!... watch out ROB!!!

  • Mike | October 24, 2013 10:50 PMReply

    I like drake as a filmmaker but man, why do you have to cast one of the worst actresses in HW? Oh yeah, probably the talented ones are all booked up. Good luck drake and hold on to your pants, you got a homewrecker on board. Just saying.

  • Theresia | October 24, 2013 10:19 PMReply

    So they start filming Equals beginning of next year....thank you Universe.

  • Dewi | October 24, 2013 10:02 PMReply

    As a fan am really happy this is what I want from Kristen.

  • Gina Gee | October 24, 2013 9:53 PMReply

    Its the Sexiest vamp vs the Hottest Zombie.. Nice combo, can't wait

  • Tatiek | October 24, 2013 9:36 PMReply

    I think it's going to start in January. That will be awesome. Good for Kristen and Nick. Glad they are working together.

  • @JUST SAYIN | October 24, 2013 8:34 PMReply

    Stay pressed!

  • yer | October 24, 2013 3:10 PMReply

    Doremus has made the same film twice in a row now. Is this just going to be a sci-fi version of his normal relationship story?

  • Joao | October 24, 2013 2:56 PMReply

    Even though I hate 'Twilight' with a passion, I think Kristen is a great actress! And I absolutely loved 'Like Crazy' and 'Breathe In', so this is exciting news for me!

  • just sayin | October 24, 2013 2:51 PMReply

    I saw Breathe In. Young girl has an affair with married man, even though she knows his wife and kids. No wonder Doremous is interested in casting Kristen Stewart. And that pic you chose of her is one of the most unflattering ever. No wonder there were so many rumors about her Oscar appearance, lol.

  • Sam | October 26, 2013 1:12 AM

    Answer the door. Rob Pattinson is out waiting to marry you. You can have him since Kristen tossed him out. He is all yours.

  • Jake | October 24, 2013 4:32 PM

    RME. Considering all the shit that goes on in Hollywood, you honestly still care that some idiot 22 year old had an affair like 2 years ago? Considering you have an inordinate amount of information about KStew, let me guess you are one of those celebrity obsessive types.

    Well, I like Doremus and Hoult so this shall be interesting.

  • dee | October 24, 2013 3:53 PM

    Your snarky and uncalled for comment regarding the casting of Kristen shows how ignorant and hateful you are.

  • a.p | October 24, 2013 2:28 PMReply

    Lol, you guys could have chosen a better picture of Kristen Stewart ,no?

  • Just sayin | October 24, 2013 5:58 PM

    The hosts of The Talk must be horrible, too then, because they compared Kristen's cheating scandal with Katherine McPhee's - she just got caught by the paps hooking up with a married director, too. The audience booed Kristen, they don't like cheaters and they never will, so get used to it.

    And it's still pertinent because she can't get cast in anything else due to her bad reputation. No studio is rushing to work with her, are they? She derailed her own career, and this low budget sci fi remake of Twilight is not a step up.

  • Susan | October 24, 2013 2:50 PM

    My first thought too.

  • Mandy | October 24, 2013 2:04 PMReply

    Yay!... awww man hope they both sign up to do this, they will make a very intriguing pair and we already saw him at her b-day party in april seems like they're friends.

  • diana | October 24, 2013 2:00 PMReply

    OMG! That's the best casting news of the week. I just think and feel that Kristen and Nicholas together in a Scifi movie will be awesome. Hope it comes to fruition and starts filming as planned in early 2014. I am ready for this.

  • Emily | October 24, 2013 1:38 PMReply

    I would love for this movie to happen. I really like Kristen and Nicholas and think they'll be great together in the movie. Fingers crossed it all works out.

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