Kristen Stewart is making her directorial debut with a new short film for female-focused digital publisher Refinery29.
The Café Society actress is joining R29’s ShatterBox Anthology, which has committed to bringing short films from 12 female directors, writers and animators that explore the dynamic of power. The first project to result from the ethnology is Chloe Sevigny’s Kitty, which will premiere at Cannes. Stewart’s project is currently titled Water. Few other details have been released.
Refinery29 launched its originals initiative in April 2015, and a little more than a year later sees 100 million video views a month across platforms. On Facebook and YouTube, audiences have watched more than 4.2 million hours of R29 programming.
This year’s theme is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”
E! will be live from the red carpet tomorrow from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. (EST)
Kristen will be wearing a Chanel black embroidered silk dress (Look 78, Fall 2016 RTW)
Jillian Dempsey will be doing her makeup (with all Chanel products) and Adir Abergel will be glamming up her hair.
The film will have its world premiere at Cannes, but its North American debut will be in Seattle.
Woody Allen’s latest film, Cafe Society, will be featured during the Opening Night Gala of the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival.
‘Equals’ will open in theaters nationwide on July 15th, 2016. It will be available a month prior on May 26th to customers with DirectTV Cinema.
Deadline has learned is that the all-star film — which will open the Cannes Film Festival next month — is going wide on August 12th, making it the filmmaker’s first wide release since 2003’s Anything Else. That’s big news for an Allen title, which typically get platformed.