"Twilight Saga" star Kristen Stewart will be joining the Marines in "An American Girl". Revealing the matter was actor James Woods who will direct the drama project. To Coming Soon (CS), the 62-year-old revealed that he had approached the actress for the leading part "before she was famous".
Met while CS was visiting the set of "Straw Dogs" in Shreveport, Louisiana, Woods mentioned that Stewart "has been urgently wanting to get the movie made" ever since she read the script. The actor further noted that he has already spent a few days working with the 19-year-old beauty who was hoping he would play her on-screen father.
As for the plotlines, Woods explained that the movie will revolve around a young woman who is really destructive. She was the top swimmer and dive champion in high school, but a year later finds herself submerged in booze and drugs. After a drunken sex video ruined her reputation, she sobers up, enters the Linus Program in the Marines, learns Arabic and starts to find her own inner values.
"A tragedy happens and when she comes back to the town where she was a disaster, she rebuilds her life and finds through this tragedy a greater value in herself," Woods concluded on the story written by Tim Metcalfe and Sean McCarthy. "It's 'Coming Home,' 'Best Years of Our Lives,' it's part of that trilogy." He added, "It's a phenomenal story and a slam-dunk Oscar for [Stewart]."
Providing support to this Kristen Stewart casting news was the representative for the "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" actress. To Gossip Cop, the rep stated simply that the movie is a project Stewart loves.