The studio acquired worldwide rights to the pic from writing duo Clea DuVall and Mary Holland earlier this year. DuVall is also on board to direct, which would mark her directorial debut.
Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner will produce with Jaclyn Huntling overseeing for Temple Hill.
The film tells the story of a young woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.
Hannah Minghella and Shary Shirazi will oversee the project for TriStar Pictures.
Stewart already has a good relationship with Sony, which owns TriStar, as she is currently set to star in the studio’s reboot of “Charlie’s Angels.” The movie is being directed by Elizabeth Banks and also stars Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.
In addition to “Charlie’s Angels,” Stewart has a handful of films set to bow in 2019 that include the Chernin movie “Underwater” as well as “Against All Enemies,” in which she will star as actress Jean Seberg. She was most recently seen in the Lizzie Borden film “Lizzie.”
She is repped by Gersh.
The Wrap: Kristen Stewart is in talks to star in TriStar Pictures’ “Happiest Season,” a holiday romantic comedy directed by actress and upcoming filmmaker Clea DuVall, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
DuVall, who was recently recognized as one of The Alice Initiative’s top 20 rising filmmakers, will direct “Happiest Season,” based on a screenplay she co-wrote with Mary Holland.
The Hollywood Reporter : Kristen Stewart is in talks to star in TriStar Pictures’ Happiest Season, a same-sex romantic comedy from director Clea DuVall and writing partner Mary Holland, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The project will be produced by Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner and Jaclyn Huntling. Happiest Season portrays a young woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.
Hannah Minghella and Shary Shirazi will oversee the project for TriStar.
Stewart is also to star in Against All Enemies, a thriller formerly titled Seberg, to be directed by Benedict Andrews. Temple Hill is coming off the production of the coming-out coming-of-age teen movie Love, Simon, made by Fox 2000.
Stewart’s film credits include playing Bella Thorne in Twilight, Clouds of Sils Maria, Still Alice, American Ultra, Equals, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Personal Shopper.
She is repped by Gersh and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.