Star to Watch
By R. Kurt Osenlund, film critic and correspondent
Unless you've been in hibernation for the last six months, you're well aware of the international phenomenon that the "Twilight" film has become. It raked in millions of dollars and made Stewart and her co-star Robert Pattinson household names (especially the households of teenage superfans of Meyer's books).
This month, Stewart is attempting to maintain the steam she recently picked up, starring in "Adventureland," a romantic screwball comedy from David Gordon Green, the director of "Superbad." Opening April 3, "Adventureland," set at a Six Flags-like theme park, casts Stewart as the love interest of an angsty college grad played by Jesse Eisenberg ("The Squid and the Whale"). Co-starring SNL fave Kristen Wiig, the movie is already receiving very positive reviews.
"New Moon," the sequel to "Twilight" based on the second installment of Meyer's book series, opens this November. Though the director of the original movie, Catherine Hardwicke, has flown the coop, Stewart will be reprising her most famous role, as will Pattinson, and Dakota Fanning is rumored to appear as a supporting character. Let's see if she can upstage Stewart.