No straight to DVD for Kristen Stewart.
All the pole dancing bruises and the promotion for her film Welcome to the Rileys has paid off as the film lands a distributor for the US. Director Jake Scott admits they were very lucky to have Stewart in the film.
“We shot this in 2008, so Twilight came out when we’d wrapped,” he told reporters in Berlin where the film is currently showing at the Berlin Film Festival. I would have to agree with that one, I imagine half the people going to see this flick are interested in what Bella looks like when she strips. Lucky for them they also happen to know Sean Penn who recommended Stewart based on her Into the Wild performance, a film he directed.
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It’s likely few actresses will be quite so busy at this month’s Sundance Film Festival as “New Moon” star Kristen Stewart. The 19-year-old is set to debut not one but two films in Park City, Utah. The first is the Joan Jett biopic, “The Runaways” for which Kristen famously chopped her locks into a raven-colored rocker-girl mullet. The second and perhaps less-hyped, “Welcome to the Rileys” finds Kristen in another tough girl role, this time trading in her microphone for a stripper pole as troubled girl Mallory.
The film also stars James Gandolfini as grieving father Doug Riley, who pays the 16-year-old stripper to stay in her Baton Rouge, Louisiana apartment (with a no-hanky-panky clause) while he sorts his life out and quickly begins seeing Mallory as a surrogate daughter. Last month we released five stills from the flick, and today we have a few more for you.
In the latest pic, Kristen and James sit outside a rundown laundromat (perhaps they’re doing a load of whites?) seemingly engaged in some sort of conversation. Kristen’s tattered jeans and loose-fitting tee look like they could have come from her own closet back home in L.A., while James has definitely left Tony Soprano behind in New Jersey, sporting a striped button-down, khaki pants and hiking-type shoes.