Kristen Stewart to play Peyton in Lie Down in Darkness?

Vulture hears exclusively that Stewart has landed the lead role in an indie adaptation of William Styron’s 1951 novel, Lie Down In Darkness.

EDIT: The movie is currently in the early stages and funding is yet to be secured. The film may not even be made and if it does there is still a chance Kristen may not play the role.

The film will have Stewart play Peyton Loftis. As part of a dysfunctional and disintegrating family, Peyton is constantly compared to her crippled sister, Maudie, and her intense physical beauty makes her the object of her frigid mother’s jealous hatred and the target of her father’s incestuous, alcoholic lust. Lie Down in Darkness will be directed by Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper and set in genteel fifties Virginia.

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