November 16, 2007 / 8:16 AM / 10 years ago

Kristen Stewart enters "Twilight" zone

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Teen actress Kristen Stewart will star in “Twilight,” an indie vampire thriller-romance based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-seller.

Cast member Kristen Stewart attends the premiere of "Into the Wild" in Los Angeles September 18, 2007. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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