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Nick Cassavetes To Direct Kristen Stewart Action Flick 'Cali'

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 8, 2012 3:52 PM
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Crime, California and some unsavory characters? Yep, Nick Cassavetes has been there, done that before, with "Alpha Dog" and the director is going to get gritty once again in the Golden State.

Cassavetes has signed on to direct "Cali," the action flick announced last week that will be co-produced by and star Kristen Stewart. Penned by Michael Diliberti ("30 Minutes or Less"), the story finds Stewart playing Mya, who pairs up with her boyfriend Chris to make a fake snuff film which they sell for a wad of cash before beating it out of the San Fernando Valley. Years later, she's forced to head back to save her younger sister, but to do so she will have to face "angry former business partners, homicidal porn stars, stoner vet techs, an unstoppable killing machine in a cowboy hat" as well as keep a handle on her relationship with Chris.

So yeah, this could either be wild and ridiculous, or a well-honed little genre piece, but the hire of Cassavetes doesn't inspire much confidence. His choices say the least, ranging from "The Notebook" (his biggest success) to the message movie "John Q" to the aforementioned "Alpha Dog" to stuff like "My Sister's Sister." Yet through all of it, he hasn't had much of a directorial stamp. So we'll see how this works out, and we suppose an intriguing cast could elevate this. Production is aiming for a late summer start. [Variety]

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  • Jess39 | May 9, 2012 5:32 AMReply

    Mess. You Kristen fans are disgusting just like her. While Robert Pattinson is working with acclaimed directors, and movie stars, Kristen Stewart has to once again rely on a sexual role. Who is giving her these jobs? She has no talent, and her "independent" movies don't make bank at the box office at all.

    It's sad that some of you have to resort to bashing Robert Pattinson. So insecure you all are.

  • paul | May 9, 2012 2:47 AMReply

    this board cracks me up. monday and tuesday got into it, and friday is trying to be the voice of reason.

  • Friday | May 9, 2012 12:24 AMReply

    Why? always put in rivalry the work R / K , both have good movies to come Cosmopolis & On the Road both films looks very promising and the plots of 'The Rover' & 'Cali' ' looks resourceful & weird in a good way

  • Tuesday Weld | May 8, 2012 6:18 PMReply

    Wow some of you are crazy (looking at A who fancies herself hall monitor).

    This movie sounds like a disaster in the making. Cassavetes' work is all over the place, Stewart is limited (and that's being kind) and the plot sounds dumb.

  • monday free | May 8, 2012 6:34 PM

    At least this plot sounds much better than Robert Pattinson's next movie The Raven (or whatever). His movie plot is dumber.

  • Tuesday Weld | May 8, 2012 6:17 PMReply

    Wow some of you are crazy (looking at A who fancies herself hall monitor).

    This movie sounds like a disaster in the making. Cassavetes' work is all over the place, Stewart is limited (and that's being kind) and the plot sounds dumb.

  • a | May 8, 2012 9:29 PM

    People can say whatever they want, myself included. I'm sorry I disagreed with the general tone of the majority of comments. I'll go back to my echo chamber now. (Oh the irony...) And Jen was being a little bitchy. I don't know how that's even arguable. Anyway, I'll stop. You kids have your fun now. *waves*

  • Wednesday Adams | May 8, 2012 6:47 PM

    A- It's a message board where people can posts differing opinions. Thank god we don't live in your echo chamber. If you only want to read positive posts you approve of, start your own blog. Otherwise calling people a 'bitch' for saying something YOU don't like is pathetic. I've seen you do it before and it makes you sound even more childish than the people you are attempting to criticize.

  • a | May 8, 2012 6:38 PM

    Wait, what did I say that was "crazy" exactly? And what does it say about you that you only post comments about the Twilight people and nothing else?

  • aaa | May 8, 2012 5:20 PMReply

    Very excited for this movie !!

  • jen | May 8, 2012 4:19 PMReply

    Oh joy, another movie that will allow Kristen Stewart to bite her lips and mumble and be generally greasy and unappealing.

  • Jess | May 8, 2012 7:31 PM

    Robert Pattinson vs. Kristen Stewart. Talk about a race to the bottom.

  • Rachel | May 8, 2012 6:46 PM

    Comparing to Robert Pattinson's boring, dull, unconnected, biting inside his mouth, weird American accent, no chemistry acting, I think this girl does much much better.

  • a | May 8, 2012 6:02 PM

    KT - I'm not defending KS in particular. I find it annoying when scores of people come out of the woodwork to shit on ANY actor, and all 40 comments offer their own variation of the same thing: "he/she sucks," "he/she has no talent," etc. So what I'm saying is: we get it, guys. You don't like these particular people. How about you find a hobby?

  • aaaa | May 8, 2012 5:19 PM

    It is speaking her mind, not defending. You have leak of brain

  • KT | May 8, 2012 5:11 PM


    Kristen Stewart doesn't pay you to defend her. Her lack of talent speaks for itself.

  • a | May 8, 2012 4:47 PM

    Oh joy, another commenter who just cannot resist the urge to be a bitch, just because the name of someone she doesn't happen to like was mentioned. I can't wait for all the rest...

  • paul | May 8, 2012 4:18 PMReply

    Michael Diliberti and Nick Cassavetes what a combo.

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