Kristen Stewart is now casting for her directorial debut, “The Chronology of Water.”
In a Variety exclusive, Stewart spoke about the film, which is an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir of the same name. “We’ve been putting together and have been thinking about this for a really long time. I’m so stoked,” Stewart said in the interview. “It’s taken the time it’s needed. Some of these take a decade to put together. I just jump every gun in my life and start talking about stuff before they’re really relevant, but it’s more relevant than ever. Now we’re casting the movie. We’re finding our Lidia Yuknavitch.”
She also told Variety that she is currently shopping the film this week for potential investors, adding that “It’s something I would have wanted to be cast in when I was younger.” While she has no plans to appear in the movie herself, she does tell Variety that “I keep trying to figure out a way to get in there but I don’t think so.”
Stewart has been acting since she was a child, earning national and international fame for her roles in “Panic Room” and the “Twilight” series. More recently, she starred as Abby in Clea DuVall’s directorial debut, “Happiest Season.” She also stars as Diana Spencer in the upcoming film, “Spencer,” which debuts this November. The film is earning her early award-season buzz.
“The Chronology of Water,” tells the non-linear story of five vignettes from author Yuknavitch’s life. The film adaptation will mark Stewart’s first time behind the camera.