Kristen Stewart heading to 'Cali' in new gritty action role

kristen-stewart-getty.jpgKristen Stewart is continuing to break free from Bella Swan in her newest role, one half of a California couple who fakes her death in the "gritty" action film "Cali" from "30 Minutes or Less" screenwriter Michael Diliberti.

Variety reports that the "Snow White and the Huntsman" star is set to play Mya, who, along with her boyfriend Chris, make up "a pair of San Fernando Valley lovebirds with a penchant for bad choices and dangerous behavior."

The description continues: "After selling a fake snuff film featuring Mya, they ride off into the sunset with a bundle of cash. Years later, Mya must 'return from the dead' to save the younger sister she left behind in Cali, where the young couple contends with angry former business partners, homicidal porn stars, stoner vet techs, an unstoppable killing machine in a cowboy hat and their own contentious relationship."

The "Twilight" star will also produce. Her costar and a director have not yet been named, but the movie is scheduled to start filming at the end of the summer.

"Kristen is a talented and dynamic actor, with a proven box office draw," producer Craig J. Flores tells Variety. "Her role in 'Cali' will be edgy and sexy. It will no doubt push the envelope on the public's view of Kristen's wide-ranging abilities."

You can see Stewart next in "Snow White and the Huntsman," out June 1, and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," out Nov. 16.
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