Kristen Stewart Continues to Be On a Roll, Signs Up for Next Woody Allen Movie

By  · Published on March 10th, 2015

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The Razzies were right to honor Kristen Stewart this year with one of their apologetic Redeemer award nominations. She’s really earning respect all around, and before I get into the latest step in the right direction, I recommend you see last week’s post on her joining the latest Kelly Reichardt film.

Caught up? Good, now here’s another great gig to add to her success: according to Deadline, the actress will star in the next Woody Allen movie, alongside her sorta What Just Happened costar Bruce Willis and her Adventureland co-lead, Jesse Eisenberg, with whom she also costars in this year’s American Ultra. Stewart and Eisenberg are becoming a regular Hepburn and Tracy.

Even with Allen’s movies being hit or miss in the past couple decades, it’s still an honor and privilege to work for him, and now Stewart seems to be replacing Emma Stone as the latest hot young lady taking his center of interest. Will she also get to do multiple movies? As for the others on board this traditionally untitled work, it’ll be Eisenberg’s second stint with the filmmaker, having appeared in To Rome With Love. It’s the first collaboration with Willis, who can really use a job like this given his filmography of late.

Obviously there are no plot details being shared yet. Even the three actors cast in the movie likely know as much as we do at this point.

What’s more fun to contemplate now with this casting, how many young actresses Allen has left to cast in a movie or how many important filmmakers Stewart has left to work for? I’m going with the latter, because already Stewart has been directed by David Fincher, Mike Figgis, David Gordon Green, Sean Penn, Barry Levinson, Walter Salles and Olivier Assayas and soon we’ll see her in films by Reichardt and Drake Doremus. Meanwhile, she’s given great performances in Welcome to the Rileys, Camp X-Ray, Still Alice and more.

I just hope this next movie of Allen’s isn’t a comedy. I’m all for her growing as an actress, but I’m not sure she’s a funny lady or ever will be.

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Christopher Campbell began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. He's now a Senior Editor at FSR and the founding editor of our sister site Nonfics. He also regularly contributes to Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes and is the President of the Critics Choice Association's Documentary Branch.