The Chronology of Water: Kristen Stewart Will Make Directorial Debut in the Imogen Poots-led Film
Kristen Stewart has recently made her short film directorial debut alongside Scott Free for the short film Come Swim and now Stewart looks to partner with Scott Free once again, this time, Stewart looks to make her feature film directorial debut in The Chronology of Water. The film stars Imogen Poots and will include a script co-adapted by Stewart and Andy Mingo based on the memoir written by Lidia Yuknavitch. Mingo will also produce alongside Ridley Scott and Michael Pruss. Rebecca Feuer will serve as executive producer on behalf of the Scott-backed production company.
The official film synopsis reads:
“A lyrical journey through a life saved by art,” adding that it centers on a young woman who finds her voice through the written word and her salvation as a swimmer – ultimately becoming a triumphant teacher, mother, and a singular modern writer. A survivor’s story, a sexually abrasive and honest coming of age, the film is a physical memory wash of the inner life of author Yuknavitch.
“Lidia’s memoir honors corporeal experience, radically,” said Stewart. “To make that experience physical feels vital to me and what this impulse means … is that it absolutely must be a film. This project has been cooking for five years with the help of Scott Free, whom I could not be more privileged to have as partners and friends. Imogen Poots will carry this movie and the staggering weight of Lidia’s life. She can hold it. I am beyond lucky to have her.”
“Ridley and I are delighted to be working with Kristen again, this time on her feature directorial debut, adapted from Lidia Yuknavitch’s extraordinary memoir,” said Pruss. “Just as we have seen in Kristen’s short films as a director, I have no doubt that she will bring that same level of style, uniqueness and fearless emotionality to The Chronology of Water. Furthermore, to have the opportunity to work with Imogen — who is tailor-made for the lead role — is incredibly exciting. The combination of their talents will no doubt produce something exquisite for film audiences worldwide.”
Stay tuned as more information becomes available on The Chronology of Water.