June 5th, 2013
02:45 PM ET
Kristen Stewart has lined up two new indie projects, one of which will see the actress suit up as a soldier.
According to Deadline, the 23-year-old former "Twilight" star is set to portray a young woman who joins the military as an exit strategy from her small town, but she gets sent to fulfill her duty at Guantanamo Bay rather than Iraq, where she thought she was headed.
Stewart's soldier is greeted with animosity from those under her surveillance, but she finds herself befriending a young man who'd been imprisoned there for eight years.
The political drama, "Camp X-Ray," was written by Peter Sattler, who's also directing the feature. Production on the project is expected to begin this summer, along with another film Stewart's starring in called "Sils Maria."
The actress will head to Europe to film that drama, which also features Juliette Binoche and Chloë Grace Moretz. The story follows an aging actress who's obsessed with a younger starlet (Moretz) occupying a role the older actress once starred in on her rise to the top.
The central theme explores middle age and the moment at which one reflects on what one's accomplished in life. Stewart will play Binoche's assistant in the Olivier Assayas-directed film.
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