While Robert Pattinson has moved on to Emile de Ravin in his newest film "Remember Me," Kristen Stewart has found herself a new Edward Cullen in the rotund form of James Gandolfini. The Sundance submission "Welcome to the Rileys" stars KStew in her most un-Bella role yet. That's right, the doe-eyed girl who falls in love with the supernatural has turned those eyes into the seductive, knowing ones of a stripper.
A whole slew of photos emerged yesterday as Sundance announced their 2010 line-up earlier in the week. Though four of the five photos center around Kristen's character Mallory (probably because she's the biggest draw to the project considering "New Moon's" record-breaking success), though arguably Gandolfini's character Doug Riley is the film's main character.
Mallory is a 16-year-old stripper who agrees to Doug's proposition of being paid $100 a day for him to stay at her apartment in Baton Rouge and get his head together (read: no sex, no strings, no problem). Doug is struggling to cope with the death of his daughter eight years before, and begins to try to turn Mallory into his surrogate daughter. When Doug's wife Lois (Melissa Leo) follows her husband south and completes the picture, Mallory rebels against them as teenagers are wont to do.
Three of the photos released show Mallory from the same scene, assumedly when she first meets Doug. A fourth is of Mallory looking vulnerable and pissed, sitting next to a bed wrapped up in a sheet. Our guess (and word on the street from those who have seen the movie) is that, as a stripper, Mallory doesn't like to keep her clothes on much in this movie. The final picture is of Doug and Lois.
When Kristen gave an interview for the "Adventureland" DVD release earlier in the year, she said the success of "Twilight" has given her the opportunity to do things that I really like, things like an independent movie nobody would normally see." She hopes that now people will go see her smaller films because the response will be, as she said, "Oh lets go see Bella in this stripper movie; itll be crazy!"
But "Welcome to the Rileys" isn't the only KStew-starring film debuting at Sundance this year. "The Runaways" (which also stars Kristen's "New Moon" costar Dakota Fanning) will be at the film festival as well.
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What do you think of these pics? Is it weird did see Kristen not dolled up in Bella form?