Kristen Stewart is in negotiations to star in Underwater, a Twentieth Century Fox adventure thriller that is being produced by Chernin Entertainment.
Will Eubank, who co-wrote and helmed the sci-fi thriller The Signal, is directing.
Underwater centers on an underwater scientific crew that, after facing an earthquake, are forced to go on a dangerous journey for survival. The story has been described as an underwater Armageddon.
If a deal is made, Stewart will play the film’s lead, a jaded and hardened crewmember. A March production start in New Orleans is being eyed.
The move puts the actress, who has developed a strong résumé working on a wide range of indies since her days of toplining the Twilight movies, back into a more mainstream space.
Although Stewart has starred in such big-budget pics as Snow White and the Huntsman, it is her work in such films as Equals and Still Alice that have shown she is interested in material that is deeper and meaningful than most standard fare. Her upcoming projects include Lizzie opposite Chloe Sevigny, and she also has plans to direct another short film, this one about gun control.