Kristen Stewart has landed the lead role in an indie adaptation of William Styron’s 1951 novel, Lie Down In Darkness, reports Vulture. Directed by Crazy Heart helmer Scott Cooper and set in genteel fifties Virginia, Lie Down will have Stewart play Peyton Loftis.
As part of a dysfunctional and disintegrating family, Peyton is constantly compared to her crippled sister, Maudie, and her intense physical beauty makes her the object of her frigid mother’s jealous hatred and the target of her father’s incestuous, alcoholic lust.
The part of Peyton had been coveted by Jennifer Lawrence, but Lawrence will spend the better part of the next year shooting sequels. Kristen was also supposed to star in Snow White & The Huntsman sequel but Liberty Ross has BANNED her husband Rupert Sanders from directing it.