With films by David Fincher, Walter Salles, and Olivier Assayas under her belt, and upcoming movies from Drake Doremus, Woody Allen, and Kelly Reichardt on the horizon, Kristen Stewart has found a steady groove of working with auteurs. And now she’s adding another big name to her CV.
The Wrap reports that the actress has joined Ang Lee‘s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” She’ll join Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin and Garrett Hedlund in the Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “127 Hours“) penned adaptation of Ben Fountain‘s National Book Award Finalist about a young infantryman, who survives a firefight in Iraq in 2005 and is honored, along with his fellow soldiers, by George W. Bush during the Dallas Cowboys halftime show at Thanksgiving. After the celebration, they all return to Iraq to serve their country.
Lensing will begin on the movie later this month, and while it might seem like a tight squeeze to finish it in time for the awards season, “Selma” was made within a similarly tight frame, so don’t count it out.