Kristen Stewart is back and hotter than ever. She’s starting in A24’s latest film Love Lies Bleeding, a romantic thriller that promises steaming hot WLW action. It’s been described as a “bombastic, larger-than-life sophomore effort” and “an off-the-wall, rambunctious lesbian love story,” and we’re obviously so here for it.
Stewart plays Lou, a gym employee with a dark family secret who has never left her small town. She’s immediately taken by the new girl in town Jackie, a bisexual bodybuilder played by Katy O’Brian. The two of them become infatuated with each other, but their relationship is immediately tested by the fact that Lou’s dad (Ed Harris) is wanted by the FBI for doing some seriously bad stuff.
Love Lies Bleeding is premiering in theaters on March 8th following its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. But this film isn’t the only one at next year’s Sundance that will star Stewart. She’s also starring in Love Me, a post-apocalyptic love story where a buoy and a satellite meet online and fall in love after human civilization has ended (yes, for real).
Along with premiering two films, Stewart will also be awarded the Visionary Award during the Opening Night Gala.
“Kristen’s captivating performances across a wide, diverse body of work make her a truly unique talent. With over ten Sundance films under her belt, she has always remained committed to the art of independent cinema. We are excited to welcome her back to the festival and can’t wait to see what she has in store for our 40th year,” Joana Vicente, Sundance Institute CEO, said in an official statement.