Nick Cassavetes continued to keep his film bio diverse,; after helming the popular romance The Notebook and the family melodrama My Sister’s Keeper, the 52-year-old actor and filmmaker signed on to direct the Kristen Stewart action movie Cali.
Variety confirmed the deal with Cassavetes directing the script by Michael Diliberti (30 Minutes or Less) about a pair of San Fernando Valley lovers who fake their deaths and leave town with stolen money only to return and face their enemies in order save a relative.
Stewart clearly enjoyed her stunt work and swordplay in the upcoming fantasy Snow White and the Huntsman, co-starring Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, since the 22-year-old actress made the Los Angeles-set action movie Cali her follow-up project.
Craig J. Flores and Zev Foreman of Voltage Productions and Brian Levy of New School Media joined as producers.
In addition to helming Cali, Cassavetes remained attached to direct his own script Kentucky Rhapsody, based on the true story of Kentucky governor Happy Chandler who relocates his family to Las Vegas in the '70s.
No word yet on who will play the role of the bad boy lover to Stewart's character Mya.
Later this year, Stewart returns for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 2, which completes the story of 17-year-old Bella Swan (Stewart), her life in rural Forks, Washington, her love affair with the mysterious vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and her entry into Edward's vampire family. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens in theaters Nov. 16, 2012. There's also talk of a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman.