LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Teen actress Kristen
Stewart will star in "Twilight," an indie vampire
thriller-romance based on Stephenie Meyer's best-seller.
She will play Bella Swan, a 17-year-old who becomes drawn
to a classmate who is a vampire. Their unorthodox romance puts
her in physical danger when the classmate's nemesis comes to
town and sets his sights on Bella.
Catherine Hardwicke ("thirteen") is directing the Summit
Entertainment project, which starts shooting in February.
"Twilight" and its sequels have topped best-seller lists at
the New York Times and USA Today, and have garnered legions of
devoted teenage fans.
Stewart is in theaters with Sean Penn's "Into the Wild."
She played Jodie Foster's daughter in "Panic Room," and Meg
Ryan's daughter in "In the Land of Women."