Any hope you had of seeing Kristen Stewart playing a transsexual prisoner with autism is no more.
According to Variety, the “Twilight” star has pulled herself out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. Her older brother Cameron Stewart will still appear in the movie, which will be the directorial debut of their mother Jules.
Stewart isn’t the first “Twilight” actress to bow out of “K-11”, previously Nikki Reed dropped out of the film, even though both her and Stewart had been involved in the project since at least 2008.
The movie stars Goran Visnjic as a successful young record producer who wakes up after a three-day binge in a special unit of LA County’s Men’s Central Jail dedicated to vulnerable prisoners, a place ruled by a viper transsexual portrayed by Kate del Castillo.
Other actors on board are D.B. Sweeney (“Hardball”), Portia Doubleday (“Youth in Revolt”), Jason Mewes (“Clerks”) and Tommy “Tiny” Lister (“The Fifth Element”). Shooting was scheduled to begin this week in L.A. and the movie is expected to premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, which starts February 9th 2012.
In the meantime, Kristen is busy prepping for her role as Snow White in “Snow White and the Huntsman“, which begins filming in the U.K. on August 15th. During Comic-Con last week the first publicity photos for the movie were released, showing Stewart as a much more kick-ass version of Snow White than we’re used to. You can see all of them here.