Kristen Stewart signs on to ‘SWATH’ sequel, but Rupert Sanders is out

Pretty much as soon as Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders were photographed giving it to each other in a Mini Cooper, there have been questions about a possible/probably sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, the film which probably began Rupert and Kristen’s affair. For a while the rumors seemed to be “Rupert is still very much involved in a possible sequel, but Kristen is not.” And then it seemed like Rupert would be out as director, but staying on as a producer, while Kristen would star. And now it seems like Rupert is totally out of the project and Kristen is definitely going to sign on:

As Kristen Stewart sulks down the red carpet promoting the final movie in the Twilight series, the actress has signed on to reprise her role in Snow White and the Huntsman, but director Rupert Sanders, who was caught making out with K-Stew in her car earlier this year, won’t be a part of the project, is exclusively reporting.

“The script has already been written and production will begin late next year,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “However, Rupert Sanders definitely won’t be a part of the project. Rupert didn’t want to be a part of it to begin with because he is desperately still trying to save his marriage. The search is still on for a new director.”

As we previously reported, Stewart released a statement shortly after news broke of her affair with Sanders insisting that it was a “momentary indiscretion” but there were several reports that the affair lasted for “months.”

The affair resulted in a dramatic bust-up of Stewart’s romance with her Twilight costar Robert Pattison, but after months apart, the pair has reconciled.

Meanwhile, Kristen is panicking about her career prospects following filming of Snow White.

“Kristen is extremely concerned about her acting career,” the insider says. “Other than the Snow White sequel she isn’t attached to any other projects. There are scripts coming in, but not as many good ones as she would like. It’s distressing to Kristen that Rob is attached to four separate movies over the next year-and-a-half. Even her Twilight co-stars, Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene, are more in demand than ever, with both committed to two different movies each. Kristen just hopes that that the fallout over her relationship with Rupert doesn’t hurt her career.”

[From Radar]

Oooh, that’s a lot to analyze! First, this is Radar, not Deadline, so the industry side of this story might be BS. That being said, I would believe that the studio would put more value on Kristen as the star than on Rupert Sanders as a director or producer. Thus, the studio would push Rupert out and do everything to get Kristen signed on.

Second thing: Kristen’s “panic” about not getting work. Remember immediately following the cheating scandal where it seemed like every “insider” was like “Oh, this will probably end up helping her career in the long run.” I doubted it then and I doubt it now. Kristen and her team want to put her out there like some kind of Angelina Jolie – a sexy, man-stealing bombshell who doesn’t give a f—k. The problem is that Angelina only developed that image after she had really proven herself a talented actress, a full-blown movie star and a humanitarian to boot. While I’m keeping my eye on the Jolie-fication of Kristen Stewart, I think K-Stew falls flat most of the time, and she still seems like the perpetually grumpy, eye-rolling, affected lip-biter we’ve all become well acquainted with previously. She’s not a convincing actress in films or in real life, and I think Hollywood is largely giving her a big “meh”. And that’s why Kristen sounds like she’s SO desperate to work – because she is.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    wow really? this girl is pure trash I never thought she would agree to make a sequel to this movie!

  2. Nya says:

    I watched the (leaked) version of SWATH a few days ago. God it was terrible. The only good part was Charlize’s hilarious over the top evil queen.

  3. Nix says:

    She was the absolutely the worst thing about that movie. No way I’d pay money to watch her mouth breathe through a second one.

  4. Riana says:

    It was always going to be one or the other.

    The studio likely looked at the script and felt like they wouldn’t break box office if they didn’t have some headlining star. So they dumped Rupert and brought Stewart back.

    Well good for her, she cheated but her career shouldn’t die as a result. She’s gonna get enough grief just for being the girl in a cheating scandal.

  5. Amelia says:

    This just seems like the biggest kick in the teeth to anyone who has ever worked hard to get where they are and make the effort to be amiable and professional.
    Yet this sullen little madam acts like an uppity, self righteous brat and gets rewarded for it.

    • Chatcat says:

      Outside of Washington D.C. there is no place on earth with less morals and shit for brains then Hollyweird. I never saw the first one…so seeing the second one chance for me is slim to none.

    • Bugsrunny says:

      By all accounts, Kristen’s very professional in her work dealings, affair or not. But really, when does Hollywood ever reward “amiability”? HW rewards sales, and BD2 just opened big. All the producers care about is that KS can fill seats and will fulfill her professional obligations to promote their project.

      • Amelia says:

        Sorry, I should have been clearer with what I meant. I was referring to how she rarely cracks a smile and misses out huge chunks of fans at premieres (next door’s 16 year old was in pieces when her area of the crowd got completely ignored – so much for the converse argument).
        She never really seems particularly approachable or likeable, and if she actually was the no-holds-badass she pretends to be, then whatever. That’s her image. But as Kaiser wrote, she doesn’t have the previous credibility or acclaim to give her the room to be a man-stealing b*tch/Jolie 2.0 etc.
        So right now she’s falling short and just coming across as a little madam.

    • Guest says:

      What anyone does in their private life should have nothing to do with their professional life. Bar serious crime or drug use she has every right to be in this film or any other film. How do you know she doesn’t work hard? I don’t know either but you state it as fact and as if she personally wronged you.

      And it looks to me like the Twilight cast do more than their fair share of promotional events and spend time signing for fans. There are endless pictures in the media this past few weeks of the cast signing for fans all over the world.

      • CTgirl says:

        It is the argument of a twelve year old to state that a person’s professional and private lives are totally separate. As much as you might want that to be true it never really is, especially in this age of instant news. Ask any politician. In this instance, KStew invited the world into her private life with that horrible (and ill-advised) apology. And the potential argument that her PR team came up with the apology doesn’t track with the “honesty” that she and her fans keep talking about. You can’t have it both ways. And being in a film isn’t a right as it depends on someone offering you the part. So, if she chooses to be in SWATH2 then she and the film makers will see if the public chooses to see her.

        If the public isn’t interested in her next movie or two, she may be at ComicCon for the next few decades discussing the meaning of every lip-bite, sigh, snort, deep breath, and blink that she crafted for her portrayal of Bella Swan. With a knot in her oh so cool tee shirt and even rattier tennis shoes.

      • gg says:

        As far as her behavior on the red carpet, I agree she is misunderstood, but it would serve her well, and I say this as a fan, to learn to “act” more graciously when she’s facing the public. She’s old enough now to be working on that aspect of PR. Unfortunately you can’t be in a very popular movie without learning these things, which can be very difficult for people who are a bit short on confidence or shy in crowds. That said, I do see her trying harder lately and that is good.

        And all that said, we need to bloody move on from the stupid affair BS, I’m real tired of it. RS is a bigger scumbag than she is, and he’s gotten off scot-free from all the negativity she’s had, partially because she’s a bigger presence than he is, and she has some very young fans who are ridiculously immature.

    • Just G says:

      Thank you!! I loved both your comments, they are completely spot on.
      Due to her angsty, put upon attitude she comes across as ungrateful and a real B!tch!!
      Anyone in her place should be a little more graceful, grateful and just amenable.
      And she will never have the Jolie 2.0 image… cause she really does care what everyone thinks but tries sooo hard to act as if she doesn’t…. hence coming across as a snotty brat.
      Can’t stand her at all!!!

  6. Alexis says:

    I think this pretty much settles the whole “power differential” question as between RS and KStew.

    Honestly, I think KStew’s team floated the rumors that KStew was out of SWATH 2 in the hopes that it would support the notion that KStew was a classic casting couch victim.

    In fact, the affair seems to me to have been a fiery, fun fling between two (probably habitual) cheaters who both wanted it and knew exactly what they were doing.

  7. Nessa says:

    I was actually really excited about SWATH, mostly because of Charlize. I went in hoping for the best with K. Stew. She was horrible. There is no way I will watch a sequel with her in it. She totally sucked.

  8. iheartjacksparrow says:

    I though the studio was dropping KStew’s character and was going forward focusing on the Huntsman.

  9. Miss M says:

    I remember there was a scene she tried to lip-bite while acting with (I forgot his name, he plays Thor too) and I thought: Is this a twilight movie?

  10. Reece says:

    This can’t possibly be true. There is no way a starlet with a billion dollar franchise on her resume has more power in Hollywood than a first time feature film director. *sarcasm* She’s so young and he’s not.

    • Me says:

      Do you really think she has power in something? LOL If she had, she would not be begging for work. She is a nobody and success of Twilight is not because of her. She is so young? For the love of God, stop that crap! If she gets into his bed, it’s because she wants to. She claims to be very mature for all. With 22, she is an adult. She is a slut and there is no excuse for that.

      • Kate says:

        Reece was being sarcastic, I think – hence the reference to the billion dollar franchise, and it being his first gig. She’s sending up the argument that he sexually harassed her.

        Having said that, I do wonder why Julia Roberts got a pass for actually stealing someone’s husband, for example, while this kid gets excoriated for kissing one. It’s bad, but it’s hardly unforgivable. I don’t get why the rage has lasted so long – none of us know if there was an open relationship on one/both sides, or what the state of play with any of these people was. It just feels like she’s worn that scarlet letter an awfully long time by now.

  11. Micki says:

    Is Ashley Greene really more in demand?
    That must suck! She might accidentally come to her Oscar sooner than KStew then? LOL

  12. pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Not sure if this actually true at this point, still says she’s “rumored” to be in the film on IMDB and the film doesn’t necessarily need her in order to be a success. Hello! Charlize Theron? Chris Hemsworth? Talented actors who have a very good following.

    Either way, it’s meh, if she’s in it, good for her because she needs another movie at this point and if not, good for ME because that means I might actually go see it :)

  13. Tig says:

    Well, one more movie I won’t see! I pity that poor director- if studio is smart, will hire gay man!! Bill Condon- come on down!!
    I really hated that section where it compares her projects-or lack thereof-to Rob’s. I think that help drive that affair- she’s competitive, was jealous of his seemingly effortless success and popularity, and decided to get him in the one way she could. Now, how do you turn that off? I have been around couples where one is jealous of the other’s success, and it’s pretty toxic.

  14. Saphana says:

    I dont know, if i was in her position and wanted people to forget it, i wouldnt do that movie. Maybe it really is her last chance.

    i agree on Jolie. you cant compare them. First of all Angelina was smart enough not to bonk Brad in public, only both of them know if he cheated, second there were no little kids attached. Third as you mention Jolie actually has acting talent. she is no Meryl Streep but its good enough. Meryl Streep and Kristen Stewart are pretty much the actress scale, from Top to bottom. And fourth: Angelina has a movie star look. I think Kristen is good looking, but she doesnt have the Movie star look. she is girl next door cute. there are certainly guys who find her sexy but its nowhere near Angelinas status.

  15. Theresa says:

    There are more likable actresses with less drama and higher Q ratings (Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley, Emma Stone to name a few) than Stewart, and less good material to choose from. Good luck with trying to carve out a meaningful career after Twilight. She’s a one note actress, who to me has zero sex appeal to the hot blooded male audience out there that wants to watch a woman with a Victoria’s Secret body lean up against a car.

    She should probably stick to the indie film industry and hope that they hire better actors to make her look good. She simply cannot carry a film on her own.

  16. Apples says:

    I really, really want this casting to be true.

    I am tired of people claiming slut shaming for all her bad press. NO, it’s more that she is an annoying, toxic personality;has no talent; and cheated with a MARRIED man, with pictures to prove it.

    • Me says:

      If the really is called bad press, people should consider that Kristen Stewart is a being full of shit. This doesn’t happen with other actresses. She bases her life in selling their fake relationship with Rob Pattinson and despising everyone. The real actresses like Jen Lawrence and Emma Watson, are dedicated to work and not to live about scandals. And I don’t think Kristen is an actress. She can’t play anything. She plays herself in every movie and plays a slut who use drugs. And by the way, I don’t believe in Radar.

    • pastyousayyouneverknew says:

      I feel like people are slowly moving on from the whole cheating thing but look on IMDB, she has two movies with no set-in-stone release dates attached to them and she is only “rumoured” to be in either one, for the people who say it’s because of her cheating, it’s honestly, if Jennifer Lawrence was to go cheat today, I would still see her movies because the girl can ACT. Same goes for K-Stew’s other contemporaries Emma Stone, Emma Watson, I go to see their movies not just because I like them but because I feel like I’m seeing something worth seeing and they haven’t made their personal lives their reason for being as famous as they are, much of Kristen’s fame can be accredited to her weird relationship with Rob (are they? aren’t they?) and then again, with the cheating scandal. Rob’s got like 4 or 5 movies due next year and if they’re still together by then (which I doubt they will), she will be known as his girlfriend and Bella from Twilight which is all well and good but that’s hardly a sparkling career.

  17. Jenna says:

    Meh. The movie really doesn’t need a sequel; she was bad enough in SWATH to begin with. Now a prequel with the Huntsman I would’ve watched. Mmm, Chris Hemsworth. -sigh-

  18. Memphis says:

    Not surprising. I figured the studio would back Kristen if it came down to her vs Rupert. Her bland acting may one day hurt her career, but the scandal, not so much.

  19. KellyinSeattle says:

    Sign my petition if you don’t want to hear anything more of Kristen. I am glad that I’ve never seen any of her movies. She’s not even pretty; does she have an underbite?

  20. justme says:

    So her career is based mainly on sequels then? LOL, so Ms. “I’m so edgy and hardcore I don’t need to be nice smile and be likeable” is finding it hard to get a new, non-sequel acting job then?!! Well there is a very limited demand for lip-biting, mumbling in a monotone voice type of acting jobs!! She peaked with Twighlight (and she likely knows it and is freaking).

  21. Just G says:

    Not to save her life!
    She looks uncomfortable throughout Breaking Dawn 1 and just the clips from BD Part 2 shows that she can’t act AT ALL!!!!
    I’m not a Twi-hard but I did love the books and she butchers the Bella character in my opinion.
    Bella can show more depth because there really is more to her but there’s no shot this chick can do it justice.
    And I get why she doesn’t smile in pix…. she kinda looks like Mr. Potato-head when she does… Just sayin’

  22. serena says:

    She isn’t nor sexy nor a bombshell.. She won’t happen, that’s for sure.

  23. Aria says:

    I saw the first one. It was 6/10. I won’t see a sequel. KS cannot act. Period.

  24. Quiz3 says:

    Is very interesting that some people who are very well known in the industry do good work but as humans there are atrocious . The director Roman Polanski was arrested for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl and pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful sex with a minor. To avoid sentencing, Polanski fled to his home in London, eventually settling in France. There are very well know people in Hollywood that still will love to work with this man that being actors and director. Is funny the little bubble of reality this people are living and the thin line of what is seen as correct or just accepted . Yes one shoal not mix one owns personal life with one work but at what level?

    • Kate says:

      I really, really don’t think the rape of a child (and after her Grand Jury testimony was revealed, it was plain that he vaginally and anally raped a virginal 13 year old after drugging her with ground sleeping pills in champagne – that’s not statutory rape alone, that’s rape even if the victim were forty) can be compared with an affair between consenting adults.

      Is an extra marital affair okay? No, obviously not, but they’re also common as cats. Most people aren’t hated over it the way she has been.

      • Quiz3 says:

        No it is not the same in any context at all, but when are we going to put a limit off what is wrong and then latter just reward this kind of acts?

        Yes she is not the only one who has done this in the industry and I’m sure there have been worse cases that have not been brought to light; there are both in fault of there actions since they were very aware of what they were doing.

        My … lets say my concern is this behavior is being accept as the norm; yes is very common but is not correct the same with other in the industry.

        Did you know that there was a letter send for the release of Roman Polanski when he was apprehended in Switzerland was defended by many prominent individuals, including hollywood celebrities and european artists and politicians.

        The hollywood celebrities are actors and directors that are very famous and still this day make movies.

        Are we going to reward this kinds of behavior when we know is wrong? Not only of her but of others in the industry?

        Beg my pardon for rambling is just sometimes is very true that reality is stranger than fiction especially what is happening in other part of the world.

      • Kate says:

        It isn’t my business to “reward” or not, because I don’t know anything about the situation except gossip, and really, it’s none of our business. We’re gossiping, that doesn’t make us morally superior in any way, really. Human, but not admirable. We don’t know anything about these people and their lives, not really. We know a collation of tabloid gossip and studio spin. We have no way to know what their relationships are, behind closed doors, and actually what she did is nothing compared to say Claire Danes – do you think people should boycott Homeland? She started a relationship with Billy Crudup which meant he left his pregnant girfriend for her – where’s the hate for Danes?

        I honestly find it pretty hypocritical to think you have the right to talk in terms of rewarding or otherwise the rumoured behaviour of total strangers, when your only relationship with them is as a paying customer of their professional skill and they’ve done nothing illegal. It’s their personal lives. We aren’t here as judge and jury, we’re here because gossip is fun. That’s a pretty amoral position, all on its own.

        Polanski has jumped bail for a serious sexual crime against a child. He’s never denied it, just made out she was consenting, which was and is a lie. That’s clearcut as all getout and his still having a career is disgusting. I find it really disturbing that people find the two situations similar in any way at all.

      • Quiz3 says:

        Sorry did tried to replay to your last post but I cannot submit the comment .

        I think. I’m either not clearly writing my point across, our you are not reading cautiously. Yes you are in the correct that this is a gossip cite and I may be in the wrong to write an opining regarding a situation. Regarding Claire Danes situation yes there were both in the wrong but she did traded with care for a few years because at the end of the day no studio will be wiling to take a chance on a person that the public will not see; since it is not profitable for the company’s. When you just used hypocritical is kind of interesting since I have work in the industry for some time, and regarding amoral well apparently what I wrote earlier was not correctly read it seems again my apologies for not being clear of the point.; but is funny that you say we are not the judge nor jury but still is not this cite what is about ?, and opinion regarding the action of this people of the industry?

        Again in my last post I think I wrote very clearly that Polansky situation and this situation of this actress and director are not in the same context at all just as the same situation of Kevin Clash .

        I like make a quick point to see if is very clear, if both were in the wrong should both pay the same way? Either both being in the movie or just out.

        Still the paying customer does have a big control of who does have a currier since this business if very fickly and changes at the drop of a dime. Hope I was clear and my intention or not to offend just thought of putting the knowledge I have acquired
        Over the years in the business . Thank you for taking the time in responding.

  25. stellalovejoydiver says:

    I don´t think you can compare her situation to la Jolie, Winona Ryder is more fitting comparision except that she is talented and wasn´t only relevant because of a franchise, which would be sucessful with anyone as lead actress.
    I think Hollywood can be really forgiving when an actor is in the doghouse, under the two premises, that the actor is a)talented to some degree b)a decent, nice and good person to work with(RDJ).
    Hollywood was tired of Winona´s arrogant, snotty attitude and being not easy to work with that they used the shoplifting scandal in order to get rid of her.
    Same thing could happen to Stewart, Hollywood is tired of her unprofessional, bratty attitude and uses the Minicoopering as a justification to not work with her anymore, esp since there are always new talented, beautiful young next big things .

  26. Patricia says:

    I was at first a bit surprised to see SWATH for $5.99 at my local grocery store this weekend. I considered buying it for laughs – until I remembered I could do a lot of really great things with that 6 bucks.

  27. Shy says:

    I’ll believe it when I will read it on Deadline… So far nothing on that site.

    If true – would be really bad decision from producers. Rupert Sanders may be crap as person but Snow White was successful thanks to two reasons: amazingly cool Evil Queen and catchy visuals that blew aways everyone in the trailers. Rupert Sanders may be good director for action movies.

    And people hated two things in that movie: open mouth Kristen Stewart and that fact that movie didn’t live up to it’s hype and was very boring at the times. In sequel they will take out Evil Queen and cool visual style and what’s left? People hate Kristen Stewart and they know that movie was disappointing and was not as good as trailers promised. They will fall for that trick again.

    Good luck producers. Give it 100 millions budget and then see how it will underperform big way. Even Chris Hemsworth won’t be able to save the movie. Because Huntsmen was boring and empty character too.

  28. Jennifer12 says:

    Gee, she’s so “hardcore” that I figured she’d be relieved to break free of all these big Hollywood movies and perfume deals and go straight to indies.