Casting Net: Kristen Stewart joins two indie projects; Plus Keira Knightley to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, more

June 5, 2013 2:50 AM

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Casting Net: Kristen Stewart joins two indie projects; Plus Keira Knightley to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, more

• Kristen Stewart is lining up more projects for life after Twilight. She has signed onto two indie films that will shoot this summer, political drama Camp X-Ray and the Olivier Assayas-directed film Sils Maria. In Camp X-Ray, Stewart will play a young soldier who escapes her small town by joining the military, and, instead of getting a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped, she ends up being sent to Guantanamo, where she encounters abuse and hatred from her superiors. For Sils Maria, Stewart joins Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) and star Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) in the film about the introspective years of middle age. [Deadline]

• Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean) will share the screen with fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) in biopic The Imitation Game. Directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), the film is based on the life of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who deciphered German code...

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