As the holidays creep ever closer, news of another Kristen Stewart venture on the horizon may deceive you into thinking that we're in for a festive Christmas movie. Think again dear pals. Our dearly beloved Stewart has been there and done that. May I direct your attention to Happiest Season? No, this time around Kristen is taking the queer gaze to lands unexplored with a "ghost-hunting reality show" according to an interview with The New Yorker.
Kristen Stewart is developing the film alongside a close friend, as well as working on a separate TV series script with her screenwriter fiancée Dylan Meyer. Together with her friend, the two will pitch the movie to studios with the lead role already decided upon. So far they've narrowed their choices down to four women after watching dozens of audition tapes. Ideally the candidate would be someone not yet wildly famous...so if you're looking for your big break all I can say is you better get a move on.
If you're wondering what to expect from this chaotic sounding pitch, Stewart has described it as a "paranormal romp in a queer space". Naturally, it won't just be an endless stream of blood, guts, aliens and ghosts, or if it is, we can at least trust that it will look pretty. "Gay people love pretty things," she says. "So we are aiming for a richness."
As far as we can tell, the script to this untitled film has been finalised as Stewart has sent it to Julianne Moore, as well as other previous collaborators. But as it stands, the film is yet to receive an official go ahead unlike The Chronology of Water - Stewarts directorial debut.
“I want to make something that’s gonna, like, stink and be horribly embarrassing but also make you fucking wet, and just be really honest,” she said. “Do you know what I mean? I want to do a coming-of-age movie that actually considers young women. They’ve never fucking done it.”
Phwoar. Consider our palates (among other things) officially whet.