Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth are set to join Julianne Moore in the indie drama “Still Alice,” which is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Lisa Genova, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland will direct the film, which stars Moore as a professor of neuroscience who discovers she’s suffering from early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Stewart will play Moore’s youngest daughter, who bonds with her mother during her illness in a way they never did before.
Memento Films International is selling the film at the European Film Market in Berlin. The project already pre-sold many international territories at the American Film Market on the strength of Moore’s attachment.
Lex Lutzus, Pamela Koffler and James Brown are producing in association with Killer Films, while Maria Shriver will executive produce.
BSM Studio is financing the film, which is scheduled to start production in early March in New York City. CAA is handling domestic rights.
After the “Twilight” franchise launched her to stardom, Stewart has preferred doing indie movies to big-budget blockbusters, judging by her recent choices. She earned strong reviews at Sundance for her portrayal of a Guantanamo Bay guard in “Camp X-Ray,” and will soon be seen opposite Juliette Binoche in “Sils Maria.”
Stewart recently wrapped a small role in Tim Blake Nelson’s “Anesthesia,” and she’ll soon begin filming Nima Nourizadeh’s action-comedy “American Ultra” with Jesse Eisenberg. She’s repped by the Gersh Agency and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.
Bosworth recently starred alongside James Franco in “Homefront” and will soon be seen in Mike Flanagan’s horror movie “Somnia.”
Baldwin, who played Moore’s love interest on “30 Rock,” recently wrapped Cameron Crowe’s latest movie starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. He’s repped by CAA, which also represents Bosworth along with Radius Entertainment.
Screen International first reported the casting of Baldwin and Bosworth, while Stewart’s casting was initially denied last month.