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Pattinson vs. Stewart Box Office Battle Over Before it Starts
February 22, 2009, 3:28 am
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Looks like the much-anticipated Box Office showdown between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart has been called off.
According to a source close to Pattinson’s Little Ashes, the movie’s release has been pushed from March 27 to May 8. The March date was significant as it marked the opening of Stewart’s movie Adventureland.
The new May release means the two stars—who famously played lovers in Twilight—will no longer go head-to-head on their respective opening weekend.
“It was going to be fun, the little competition with the two films,” says the Ashes source. “But this gives everyone time to really give Ashes the attention it needs.”
The timing issue came with the success of Departures, an Oscar-nominated film being released by Regent Releasing, the same company handling Little Ashes.
“They want to give Departures the attention and budget it deserves,” says the source. “And then move onto Ashes.”
Pattinson plays the artist Salvador Dali in Ashes.
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Kristen Stewarts Year Booked With Projects
January 23, 2009, 9:38 pm
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PARK CITY, Utah If “Adventureland” were like most Sundance movies, its planned opening in theaters March 27 would probably be greeted with little awareness and modest expectations.

But it happens to feature Kristen Stewart, star of the recent teen vampire blockbuster “Twilight,” bringing this tale of coming of age in the 1980s a newly high profile.

In an interview following the “Adventureland” premiere at Sundance, Stewart acknowledged life has changed since “Twilight” put her on the A list. “It makes doing stuff that I care about much easier,” she said. “I’ve wanted to do a couple of projects for years, and now my whole year is booked.”

In “Adventureland,” Stewart plays a damaged woman who becomes the love interest of a recent college grad ( Jesse Eisenberg of “The Squid and the Whale”) while they work together in an amusement park.

The “Twilight” sequel starts filming in March, and Stewart is also set to star in “Welcome to the Rileys,” playing a runaway stripper, and to portray rocker Joan Jett in a biopic.

Of meeting Jett, Stewart said: “I don’t know of anyone (else) who you could seriously say is the coolest person you’ve ever met (and) also be the least intimidating. She’s really nice.”

Before “Twilight,” Stewart had never heard of the book series on which it was based. She preferred reading Steinbeck and other classics she found in used-book stores, she said. “My favorite book is ‘East of Eden.’” Sundance will name its award winners and wrap up this weekend.


Kristen Stewart talks ‘Adventureland,’ ‘New Moon’ and playing Joan Jett
January 21, 2009, 10:22 pm
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It was a historic day as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States and while this year’s Sundance Film Festival came to a standstill for the Inauguration, two of the festival’s most sought after stars, “Adventureland’s” Kristen Stewart and Jessie Eisenberg, weren’t able to enjoy it.

“We drove over here quickly hoping to catch the moment and then we just heard everybody screaming outside and were like, ‘Oh, that’s cool.’ With YouTube it doesn’t really matter, but while it happens, it’s such a different momentum,” Stewart says. “And then we had to go talk about our movie.”

“Yeah, we had to go talk about shooting in short sleeves,” Eisenberg dryly jokes.

Unfortunately, duty calls as the duo soon began a busy day promoting their new romantic comedy “Adventureland,” including speaking to this hurried writer. Written and directed by Greg Mottola (“Superbad”) the 1987 period flick finds Eisenberg as James, a recent college grad that finds himself working at the local amusement park the summer before he heads to grad school. Stewart plays Em, the object of James’ affections, a troubled girl who also works at the park and is slowly become aware of how stupid her affair is with married park mechanic Connell (Ryan Reynolds). The 18-year-old actress actually shot “Adventureland” before her breakthrough role in “Twilight,” and loved the autobiographical aspect of Mottola’s script.

“[It’s not autobiographical] to the tee, but he worked at a park and had a funky time of it,” Stewart says. “It’s very sincere and, of course, that’s what you really want in a movie. [It’s also] very genuine and honest and not cliche. And he was such a sweet guy I really wanted to work with him and I thought ‘Superbad’ was pretty great too.”

However, playing an old character is also something Stewart says she usually isn’t her cup of tea. She admits, “I like to play younger. You have more control.”

Continuing, Stewart says Em is “kind of immature, I guess. She hasn’t really been able to emotionally progress. It’s weird, she’s sort of the semi-rogue bad girl. She’s [expletive] an older guy, but I felt like it was easier because she was completely incapable or mature adult. At the same time really smart. She’s very defined, so it’s not like I had to fill in the gaps.”

The picture is set in a sweaty, humid Pennsylvania summer, but the movie ended up filming in the distinctly chilly Pittsburgh months of October and November. So, those t-shirts Eisenberg mentioned earlier weren’t very helpful in keeping them warm.

“My kneecaps are, like, purple. It’s really embarrassing,” Stewart admits. “I’m serious. If you watch it my knee caps are purple.”

As you might expect, the flick premiered at a sold out auditorium filled with tons of ‘Twilight’ fans in attendance. I asked her if having gone through the franchise mania over the past few months had made her more confident in getting up in front of huge crowds like the friendly one that night.

“No, much less,” Stewart quickly responds. “Yeah, yeah. It’s so different. One movie had never interfered with the next. They have always been very isolated independent experiences and this is undeliably half of the girls sitting there maybe they liked ‘Adventureland,’ but they weren’t like, ”Adventureland!” So, it’s a little weird. It feels like you should be doing something for it.”

Maybe the projects will open up other films to this audience?

“Yeah, that would be great,” Stewart says. “I like ‘Twilight,’ but the effect of it — it’s not hard to deal with, it’s just different.”

Stewart hasn’t had much of a break after the “Twilight” opening frenzy and publicizing “Adventureland.” Still, she says she’s excited to start work on the “Twilight” sequel “New Moon” in March.

“It’s a little daunting, but what’s even more daunting is I just got cast in a movie called ‘The Runaways.’ I am going to play Joan Jett in between ‘New Moon’ and ‘Eclipse,'” Stewart says.

I asked Stewart if she was starting to work on her guitar skills in order to play the legendary musician. She says, “Luckily, I do play guitar [but Jett,] especially when she was younger, was always very quick to point out she just plays basic rhythm guitar. So, it’s not power chord, they are great, but it’s simple. It’s punk rock.”

And will we get to hear Stewart sing onscreen?

“They want to do it live,” Stewart admits. “I don’t know where they are going to find the Lita Fords and the Sandy Wests, they are like brilliant musicians. But they do want to do it live. Joan sings a couple of songs, but typically they are back up vocals.”

Sensing her weariness at the prospect, I asked if singing was something she’s been waiting to do on screen.

“No, it makes me crazy. I don’t do it,” Stewart says. “It’s not something I do.”

Something tells us Ms. Stewart will find the strength to pull through.


Kristen Stewart at Sundance
January 20, 2009, 10:11 pm
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Kristen Stewart on Sundance:

“I’ve been here a couple of times and I’ve always really liked it. You get an honest audience and they receive it [the film] however they may. They’re not prepped, it’s very real. There’s less control here so you get to do your own thing. It’s much more relaxed.”

Video From Sundance:

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Whole Article here

Adventureland Trailer
January 16, 2009, 11:56 pm
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Heres a look at Kristens new flick, Adventureland.

Theres also a small synopsis available at slashfilm.com

the film follows James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad forced to take a minimum wage job at an amusement park when he realizes he can’t afford his dream tour of Europe.

Whole article here