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Kristen Stewart was arguably the first "Twilight" star to really try and buck her onscreen image, and now that the series is over, she's still mixing it up.
Stewart has two films set to shoot this summer, "Camp X-Ray" and "Sils Maria." In the former, she's going to star as a soldier assigned to GITMO, where an "unlikely bond" forms between her and one of the detainees. The title refers to one of the more controversial facilities at Guantanamo Bay.
"Sils Maria" is definitely arthouse fare. Olivier Assayas wrote the script and will direct Juliette Binoche as Maria Enders, a legendary actress who stars in a play opposite a younger, troubled star played by Chloe Moretz. Moretz's character is taking on the role that the aging actress once played. Stewart is replacing Mia Wasikowska as Enders's assistant.
Although Stewart scored one post-"Twilight" blockbuster with "Snow White and the Huntsman," she's mostly been focusing on indies. Even between "Twilight" sequels, she had roles in smaller, more daring films like "Adventureland," "Welcome to the Rileys," and "The Runaways." Of course, her performance as Marylou in last year's "On the Road" was a big draw for fans that wanted to see the young actress shake it up.
Both films are set to begin production this summer.