1/10/2011

What 2011 Has in Store for ‘The Twilight Saga’ Cast

Wondering what’s in store for “The Twilight Saga” cast this year? Thankfully, we know they’re all currently shooting “Breaking Dawn” and “Part 1″ will be released on November 18. But since that’s like – I don’t know – 5,000 days away (not exact math), I’m sure I’m not the only one curious to know what other projects our favorite young actors have hitting our local cineplexes this year.

I’ve taken the liberty of calling them each up individually, or spending an excessive amount of time on IMDB (one or the other), to bring you the scoop on what these ”Twilight” stars have in store.

Kristen Stewart - In 2011, Stewart will continue to grace low-budget features with her million-dollar pout.

Francis Ford Coppola, after owning the movie rights to Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” for 31 years, is finally producing an adaptation with Sam Riley as the main character Sal Paradise and Garrett Hedlund (“TRON: Legacy”) as his party-crazed cohort Dean Moriarty. Stewart is playing Moriarty’s first wife Mary Lou, who is a partier, openly flirtatious and sexually devious (natch). When her husband abandons her, she sleeps with one or two or nine sailors to get even. (This one doesn’t have a release date yet, but we’re hoping it makes its way to theaters as planned in ’11.)

In addition, Stewart and her mother are still trying to get funding for “K-11.” Called one of the strangest projects in Hollywood, KStew would play a male-to-female transsexual prisoner with autism and Mama KStew would make her directing debut.

Robert Pattinson
- Now he’s slated for two period dramas in 2011. “Water for Elephants” will open on April 22, and casts Pattinson alongside Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz.

The other film is called “Bel Ami,” and no it’s not affiliated with the gay porno company of the same name (in case you were wondering). It’s based on French author Guy de Maupassant’s second novel, published in 1885, and stars Pattinson as a young Parisian climbing to power by manipulating the city’s wealthiest women. “Bel Ami” doesn’t yet have a release date, but you can be sure they’ll be some intensely dramatic love scenes with he and co-stars Christina Ricci and Uma Thurman.

Taylor Lautner - This year Lautner will flex more of his famous muscles as the star of “Abduction,” scheduled for a September 23 release. The thriller, which is described as “Bourne-like,” follows Nathan Harper (Lautner) as he tries to find the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. Of course, the truth doesn’t end up being at all easy, and Harper must punch, and kick, and drive his motorcycle really fast away from shadowy government figures. His hardcore fans can only hope he still gets really hot and has to take his shirt off.

Xavier Samuel - Samuel won’t be back for “Breaking Dawn.” However, you can catch him this year in the thriller, “Bait.” Set in Australia, it’s about a tsunami that traps a group of shoppers in a mall with tiger sharks. Better than “Snakes on a Plane,” it’s SHARKS IN A MALL.

Bryce Dallas Howard and Anna Kendrick
- They’re teaming up in 2011 for “Live With It.” Also starring Joseph-Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anjelica Huston, the movie is a black comedy about 27-year-old guy who’s diagnosed with cancer.

Jackson Rathbone - He will be starring in this year’s “DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) – NonSeNse.” Rathbone will also star in “Zombie Hamlet,” which promises to mix Shakespeare, a movie within a movie, and of course, zombies.

Ashley Greene - By looking at 2010′s upcoming projects, you may think Greene is the biggest star here. She’s in FIVE different movies that should all be released this year, not including “Breaking Dawn.” “Skateland,” “Butter,” “LOL,” “A Warrior’s Heart” and “The Apparition” don’t look like they’ll be the biggest blockbusters, but she stars in all of them.

Kellan Lutz - This beefy actor also has four other films in the works this year, including “A Warrior’s Heart” with Greene. Going heavy on ACTION, Lutz appears in “The Killing Game” with Samuel L. Jackson and “Immortals” with Mickey Rourke (in which he plays Poseidon!) while also lending his voice to the animated “Guardians of Luna.”

Nikki Reed - Reed’s main project is potential blockbuster “Catch .44″ with Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman and Forest Whitaker. The thriller promises a psychopathic hit man, a grizzly trucker, and a delusional line cook.

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