It’s a huge step for Kristen Stewart, the 20-year-old actress who’s famous for her one-note portrayal of Twilight’s Bella Swan. Her latest role is said to be that of a transgender inmate, Birdy, who ends up in the K-11 unit of an LA male prison (the unit sanctioned for LGBT individuals). The actress will team up with her mother, Jules Mann, who is penning the script. According to Sify,
He is inducted into this strange family unit that’s full of love, but tainted with rape, drug trafficking and abuse. Kristen Stewart is rumoured to play Birdy (originally Butterfly), a 19-year-old sweet, red-headed girl (naturally a boy) who befriends the new member and takes care of him.
She is raped by a convicted child molester named Detroit who likes Birdy because she is little and young. In retaliation, she murders him. In the end, the K11 unit works together to overthrow the guard who sexually and verbally abuses them.
Do you think Stewart can pull this off?