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Casting Watch: Kristen Stewart On Board for Olivier Assayas' 'Sils Maria,' and War-on-Terror Drama 'Camp X-Ray'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 5, 2013 at 3:34PM

With "Twilight" now firmly behind her and a "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel on the distant horizon, Kristen Stewart is turning her attentions to more indie fare. The actress has booked a role in Olivier Assayas' "Sils Maria," with Juliette Binoche and Chloe Maretz on board; and war-on-terror thriller "Camp X-Ray," to be helmed by debut filmmaker Peter Sattler.
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With "Twilight" now firmly behind her and a "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel on the distant horizon, Kristen Stewart is turning her attentions to more indie fare. The actress has booked a role in Olivier Assayas' "Sils Maria," with Juliette Binoche and Chloe Maretz on board; and war-on-terror thriller "Camp X-Ray," to be helmed by debut filmmaker Peter Sattler.

Both films are scheduled to go into production this summer. In "Camp X-Ray," which shoots first, Stewart will play a woman soldier stationed at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay. 

In "Sils Maria," she'll make a supporting turn as the young personal assistant to Binoche, who plays an aging actress set to star in the play that once made her famous. Binoche's character is now cast as the production's older character, opposite a young actress (Maretz), taking over the iconic role. Stewart's part was previously filled by Mia Wasikowska, who dropped out of the film.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.