Kristen Stewart lands lead role in Lie Down In Darkness

She'll head up the indie drama

Hotlist 2012 winner Kristen Stewart has landed the lead role in Lie Down In Darkness, an adaptation of William Styron’s 1951 novel.

Stewart, who you voted Hottest Actress in this year’s Total Film Hotlist Awards, will play beautiful youngster Peyton Loftis in the film.

Suffering under the jealous loathing of her mother and the lustful advances of her alcoholic father, Peyton struggles against the twisted values of her dysfunctional family.

It’s a role that Jennifer Lawrence was campaigning hard for, but her commitments to the X-Men and Hunger Gamesfranchises have prevented her from signing on.

And any role that Lawrence is after has got to be a good one, so this is a real coup for Stewart, who’ll be looking to establish herself as a serious actress as the Twilightfilms come to a close this year.

Stewart can next be seen in another '50s indie film, On The Road, which opens in cinemas on 12 October 2012.

Looking forward to seeing how Stewart fares post-Twilight? Tell us below...

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Aug 3rd 2012, 11:37

      Never before has a film title more appropriately fit the lead actor. Or has it? This could be an interesting thread....

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    • Aberskene

      Aug 3rd 2012, 11:59

      who voted her Hottest Actress?!?!? ...FFS. Think I might jump off a bridge if this is what the world is becoming. She's a f*****g oxygen theif whom Steven Segal could whoop in an expression pulling competition.

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    • Tarantino3011

      Aug 3rd 2012, 13:45

      She needs to stop acting or start showing some emotions!!

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Aug 3rd 2012, 14:59

      You guys sound like R-Patz fans

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    • Heisenberg

      Aug 3rd 2012, 15:40

      She is an ice cold c**t machine

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 3rd 2012, 23:21

      lol this is too funny. I bet she's a lion in the sack though.

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    • QuietLife

      Aug 4th 2012, 16:41

      @Ali1748 I second that dude...

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    • cristinakozain

      Oct 13th 2012, 21:07

      Loved, Kristen managed!!! She is a talented actress and sensitive, is an awesome movie!!

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    • cristinakozain

      Oct 13th 2012, 21:08

      Loved, Kristen managed!!! She is a talented actress and sensitive, will be an awesome movie!!

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