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Kristen Stewart to Play ‘Breathless’ Star and French New Wave Icon Jean Seberg in ‘Against All Enemies’

"Una" director Benedict Andrews is directing the true story, which is also set to star Anthony Mackie and Jack O'Connell.

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Kristen Stewart has been cast as legendary actress Jean Seberg in the upcoming thriller “Against All Enemies.” The movie is being directed by “Una” breakout Benedict Andrews and is set to co-star Jack O’Connell, Anthony Mackie, Margaret Qualley, and Colm Meaney. “Edge of Tomorrow 2” scribes Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse wrote the screenplay.

“Against All Enemies” is inspired by the true story of Seberg, who was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program COINTELPRO in the late 1960s for supporting the Black Panther Party. Seberg is famous for playing the female lead in Jean-Luc Godard’s French New Wave classic “Breathless.” The actress also starred in “Bonjour Tristesse,” “Saint Joan,” and “Airport.”

The casting is the latest high profile gig for Stewart. The actress appeared opposite Chloë Sevigny in the Sundance premiere “Lizzie,” which will open in theaters this summer courtesy of Saban Films and Roadside Attractions, and will star in “Underwater” and “JT Leroy.” The latter also features Laura Dern and is directed by Justin Kelly.

“Against All Enemies” is coming together quickly and will be shopped around to potential distributors. Producers include Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Andrew Levitas, Kate Garwood, and Stephen Hopkins.

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