KRISTEN Stewart is facing competition from British beauty Keira Knightley.
Keira is said to be top choice with Twilight teen Kristen to replace Angelina Jolie as the new hitgirl on Wanted 2. “As soon as Angelina declared herself out of Wanted 2, Keira was in the running,” says a movie insider.
“The producers feel she and James McAvoy can bring the same kind of chemistry to the project as they had on Atonement. Kristen is the other choice but it would be very much a different dynamic. “One of them look certain to get the role.”
Angelina’s character, Fox, was killed off at the end of the first film, but director Timur Bekmambetov had previously told of his plans to bring her back in the second installment. “We know how to do this, but it’s still tough to do, because there is a bullet inside her head,” he said. “But there has to be a reason for her to come back — and we know the reason. I think we found the reason for her to come back.”
Kristen is scheduled to film the fourth Twilight film, Breaking Dawn — which will be released in two parts — around October this year; although the film’s producers have not yet specified a start date for shooting, which has affected actors involved with which other projects they are able to take on.