Kristen Stewart is now attached to star in A TAXONOMY OF BARNACLES, a new comedy written by Amy Lippman and directed by Nanette Burstein (Going the Distance). Earlier this year, TB first reported that Stewart was offered to join the film. Offers and interest are still out for Jeff Bridges and Anne Hathaway to join the pic. The story follows six sisters who are given a challenge by their self-made father to see who will inherit his fortune. Stewart is set to play Beth Barnacle, a pot-smoking purple-haired lesbian who suffers the defeat of unrequited love.
The project is set up at Sony with Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland) and Plum Pictures (The Kids Are All Right) producing. The pic is based on the novel “A Taxonomy of Barnacles” written by Galt Nierderhoffer. It was previously set up at Revolution Studios.
Stewart, who is repped by Gersh, can be seen later this year in part one of the final chapter in the “Twilight” series “Breaking Dawn”. She is currently in production on “Snow White and the Huntsman”, a Universal Pictures revisionist project. She recently wrapped the silver screen adaptation of “On the Road” for director Walter Salles.