Kristen Stewart Casts Imogen Poots as the Lead of Her Feature Directorial Debut “The Chronology of Water”

Kristen Stewart kicked off the year with her first Oscar nomination and is bookending it by being cast as the lead for her long-gestating feature directorial debut. by deadlineImogen Poots will helm “The Chronology of Water,” Stewart’s adaptation of Lydia Yuknovich’s “The Chronology of Water.”

Published in 2011, Yuknovich’s award-winning memoir tackles her bisexuality, motherhood, abuse, and addiction. It tells the story of a “young lady”. [who] Finds her voice through the written word and her salvation as a swimmer – eventually becoming a triumphant teacher, mother and a prodigious modern writer. The story of a survivor and a sexually abrasive and honest coming of age, the film is a physical memory wash of Yukanovich’s inner life,” according to the source.

stewart The project was discussed at the 2018 Cannes Film Festivalwhere he described Yukanovich as being “in [her] Blood.” The “Twilight” breakout insisted, “I’m going to write the best fucking female role. I am going to write a role which I want very much but I am not going to play. He co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Andy Mingo.

In a new statement, Steward said that the memoir “fundamentally honors the physical experience. It’s important to me to physicalize that experience and what this impulse means … It absolutely has to be a film,” she explained. He added that “Poots will carry the staggering weight of this film and Lydia’s life. She can hold it. I’m beyond lucky to have her.”

Stewart previously directed the 2017 short film “Come Swim”. She’s teaming up again with Banner, the man behind the project, titled Scott Free, for “The Chronology of Water”.

Earlier this year, Stewart received an Oscar nod for her portrayal of Princess Diana in “Spencer.” He was last seen in “Crimes of the Future,” which premiered at Cannes this year.

“The Father,” “Black Christmas,” and “Green Room” are among Poots’ credits.