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Here’s everything we know about Kristen Stewart’s directorial debut, ‘The Chronology of Water’

Kristen Stewart has come a long way since the awkward, washed-out days of Twilight. So far in fact that she's exiting the world of acting, if only for a moment, to try her hand at directing. Admittedly, we've known this day was coming for some time now. Considering that they're at the tail end of filming for Crimes of the Future and that Spencer is only days from its global premiere, is there a better moment to launch into a new project? We'd hazard a guess and say no. So what can we expect from Stewarts directorial debut? Below, we've outlined everything we know about The Chronology of Water so far.


What is The Chronology of Water about?

Kristen Stewart is tackling Lidia Yuknavitch's memoir The Chronology of Water for her directorial debut. In terms of what we can expect, the source material explores issues of gender, sexuality, violence and family all through the lens of a career swimmer-cum-artist. Yuknavitch taps into the toll extreme grief can take on a young, queer woman coming to terms with her sexuality; through a journey of addiction, self-destruction and ultimately survival.

It's easy to see why Stewart is drawn to the novel. In fact, according to Variety, she even said that The Chronology of Water is "something I would have wanted to be cast in when I was younger.”


Who has been cast in the film?

As of yet, we don't have any names of those joining the production, mostly because Kristen Stewart has only begun casting for the film just recently. Who would we have play Lidia? Well, Kristen Stewart obviously. But, we wouldn't say no to Amandla Stenberg or Margaret Qualley either.


Has a release date been set?

As is the case with casting, a release date for The Chronology of Water hasn't been set just yet. We're just going to have to wait it out a little bit longer. Once we know, of course, we'll be sure to keep you updated.

Until then, you can fill the void with our favourite Kristen Stewarts hair moments.

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