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Drake Doremus Wants Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult For Sci-Fi ‘Equals’

Drake Doremus Wants Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult For Sci-Fi 'Equals'

Update 1/16/14: AP confirms Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult for the film.“In ‘Equals,’ things go wrong because you can’t deny the humanity in everyone. t’s the most devastating story,” Stewart said about the film which she compared to “1984.”

Drake Doremus is the kind of filmmaker we love to watch. Breaking out with his 2011 heartbreaker “Like Crazy,” the filmmaker has stayed busy while also slowly and gradually expanding his horizons. His short film series “The Beauty Inside” for HP found him playing with episodic storytelling, while keeping his intimate approach intact, and his upcoming “Breathe In” (our review) starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones was another well-observed look at the complex emotions of love and fidelity. And while we’re still (frustratingly) waiting for that latter effort to hit screens in the U.S. (it played Sundance and has opened in the U.K., but Cohen Media Group are yet to unveil it here), he’s lined up his next gig. And again, he’s pushing things in some intriguing ways.

Doremus is eyeing Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult to star in “Equals,” a futuristic love story he’s cooking up.  Penned by Nathan Parker (“Moon“), there’s not much in the way of plot details, but the director has long been discussing his goals for the movie. ” ‘Like Crazy’ was about the past and had a very nostalgic feel to it, and kind of about my past. [‘Breathe In’] is about confronting the idea of love in the present, and then what love means in the future is what I’m interested in exploring next,” he told told earlier this year.

“It’s not going to be out of hand, but I think it’s a logical next step, if that makes any sense without giving too much away, of the budget realm,” Doremus  told Little White Lies about the size of the movie.

Frankly, we’re pretty excited. Doremus has shown a really assured hand so far for tone and style, and to see him apply that to a genre effort is something we’re curious to see. If it all comes together, shooting will kick off in early 2014. [Deadline]

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lol'ing at all the hate/ignorant comments. don't be so bitter and rude. btw playlist, you couldn't have chosen at better pic? i mean, come on…

i like nicholas and stewart, should be interesting seeing them together on the big screen.


Kristen and Stewart are the quiet type but it seems they will have fun making this movie. I hope it happens soon although I think Hoult is pretty busy. I also would like to see Kristen look totally different maybe with custumes, hairstyle, etc. I like the way she looked in OTR.


YIKES!!…Stewart looks lousy in that photo! (LOL!). Regarding the film….I got nothing. Not really interested. Nick Hoult is a wonderful actor though, and he has Jennifer Lawrence to go home to so, the man has a nice life, that's for sure.


Eh….c'mon Hoult, you can do better than this. Stewart on the other hand is lucky to get WHATEVER the hell comes along. Quite possibly the weakest actress out there in Hollywood today who has all the familial connections.


OMG!!! Yay! So great!cannot wait to hear more! Thanks!


SEXY TANDEM!!!… watch out ROB!!!


I like drake as a filmmaker but man, why do you have to cast one of the worst actresses in HW? Oh yeah, probably the talented ones are all booked up. Good luck drake and hold on to your pants, you got a homewrecker on board. Just saying.


So they start filming Equals beginning of next year….thank you Universe.


As a fan am really happy this is what I want from Kristen.

Gina Gee

Its the Sexiest vamp vs the Hottest Zombie.. Nice combo, can't wait


I think it's going to start in January. That will be awesome. Good for Kristen and Nick. Glad they are working together.


Stay pressed!


Doremus has made the same film twice in a row now. Is this just going to be a sci-fi version of his normal relationship story?


Even though I hate 'Twilight' with a passion, I think Kristen is a great actress! And I absolutely loved 'Like Crazy' and 'Breathe In', so this is exciting news for me!

just sayin

I saw Breathe In. Young girl has an affair with married man, even though she knows his wife and kids. No wonder Doremous is interested in casting Kristen Stewart. And that pic you chose of her is one of the most unflattering ever. No wonder there were so many rumors about her Oscar appearance, lol.


Lol, you guys could have chosen a better picture of Kristen Stewart ,no?


Yay!… awww man hope they both sign up to do this, they will make a very intriguing pair and we already saw him at her b-day party in april seems like they're friends.


OMG! That's the best casting news of the week. I just think and feel that Kristen and Nicholas together in a Scifi movie will be awesome. Hope it comes to fruition and starts filming as planned in early 2014. I am ready for this.


I would love for this movie to happen. I really like Kristen and Nicholas and think they'll be great together in the movie. Fingers crossed it all works out.

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