Kristen Stewart to star in Rose Glass’ Love Lies Bleeding

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart
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Kristen Stewart has lined up her next movie role, starring THR reports that the spencer star signed to co-star in love is bleedingthe last movie of Sainte Maud director Verre Rose.

Tragically, while the film is described as a romantic drama about competitive bodybuilders, we apparently won’t see how hard Stewart herself can bench; instead, she will play a character described as “the protective lover of a female bodybuilder”. Still, the movie is described as being largely obsessed with “a romance fueled by ego, desire, and the American dream,” and, yes, now that you mention it, we would like to likes to see Stewart explore these different themes, probably while standing near copious amounts of Muscle Milk.

love is bleeding will be Glass’s second feature as director; his precedent was the aforementioned Maudwho, like love lies, was installed at A24. In her review for us of Glass’ previous film, Katie Rife praised the director for the color and for bringing “striking tableaus” to her tale of religious angst and “elevated” horror. love is bleeding it looks like it will be at least a bit more grounded, but will likely still benefit from Glass’ eye for big and bold visuals. She also co-wrote the screenplay, in collaboration with Weronika Tofilska.

Stewart is of course coming off her first Oscar nomination for playing Princess Di in Pablo LarraInot spencer; his next big appearance will be in the next David Cronenberg movie Future Crimes. She’s steadily carved out interesting new roles for herself in recent years, whether it’s anchoring the sparse action-horror flick Submarineproviding a much-needed injection of charisma for newer charlie’s angels movie, or doing romantic comedy homework for Hulu in The happiest season. No word yet on who will star as co-lead. love is bleeding.

Teresa E. Burton