All that is revealed about the plot of “Backwoods” is that it involves the end of the world, a concept Moore has dealt with previously in “Children of Men” and “Blindness,” two very different stories. I immediately presumed the actresses would play mother and daughter, but there’s no actual reasoning for this. I just think it’d be neat to have Stewart, who played daughter to Jodie Foster in “Panic Room,” now have the same role opposite the actress who replaced Foster in the “Silence of the Lambs”/”Hannibal” franchise.
Both Moore and Stewart have worked with Freundlich before, but not together. Moore met her husband on the set of his 1996 film “The Myth of Fingerprints” and went on to work with him on 2001’s “World Traveler” and 2005’s “Trust the Man.” In the time between those latter two films, Freundlich worked with Stewart in the children’s heist film “Catch That Kid.”
Given that Moore is one of our generation’s greatest actresses, I’m happy that Stewart has this opportunity to work with her. Between this pairing and Robert Pattinson getting to star opposite recent Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, I’m hopeful for the future of the “Twilight” stars once their franchise ends.
Stewart, Moore and Freundlich are set to begin shooting this summer, possibly while Stewart’s latest “Twilight” installment, “Eclipse,” is breaking bank at the box office.
Are you excited to see Kristen Stewart act alongside Julianne Moore? Are you a pre-“Twilight” KStew fan and glad to see her reunited with her “Catch That Kid” director?