In the wake of her cheating scandal with director Rupert Sanders, 22-year-old Twilight star Kristen Stewart has scored herself a role in a dark new film.
Vulture has reported that Stewart will be playing Peyton Loftis in the film adaptation of William Styron's novel Lie Down in Darkness - a role Hunger Games starlet Jennifer Lawrence was also vying for.
The film, which will be directed by Crazy Hearts Scott Cooper', is set in the 1950s and tells the story of a troubled young woman involved in an incestuous relationship with her father.
The two young stars were publicly vying for the role, which a source told the New York Post was seen by both women as a 'career-making role, like Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice.'
21-year-old Lawrence expressed her interest in the role, telling W:
"I am obsessed with that part. I have this feeling of protectiveness over characters I want to play…If someone else gets the part, I’m afraid they won’t do it right."
Stewart said in an interview with Elle: "I want to play Peyton more than anything I can possibly taste or touch in my life. I want to play her so bad."She added: "They’re the most f*****-up family. There’s a script adaptation I've read and it’s good."