Kristen Stewart Drops Out of Upcoming Romantic Drama ‘Cali’

By: Cory Lopez / August 9, 2012

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And the cheating scandal fallout continues.

In the wake her dalliance with director Rupert Sanders, Kristen Stewart has pulled out of her her role in upcoming romantic drama, Cali, according to Variety.

The actress was set to star opposite Magic Mike‘s Alex Pettyfer in the indie, from Notebook helmer Nick Cassavetes, about two young lovers who find themselves caught in crime.

Who will step in to her spot?

Rum Diaries star Amber Heard to rumored to be replacing her as character Mya in the film.

The news come after incriminating photos of Stewart and her Snow White and the Huntsman director surfaced last month, forcing her to admit to cheating on her longtime love, Robert Pattinson.

In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Twilight director Bill Condon addressed the scandal plaguing Pattinson and Stewart%u2019s three-year romance.”Both of these actors gave heart and soul to the Twilight movies, not only during shooting, but also by navigating so graciously the whole life-in-a-fishbowl aspect of the phenomenon,” he said.

 

And he even leapt to Stewart’s defense. “Above all they have always shown great respect for the fans who made these movies such a success,” he said. “Now it%u2019s time that some of that respect be returned to them.”

Meanwhile, after lying low for weeks, Pattinson is set to give his first sit-down interview since news of Stewart%u2019s affair broke on Comedy Central%u2019s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on August 13. Just two days later, the Cosmopolis actor will sit down with Good Morning America.

As the final Twilight installment nears it November 16 debut date, it remains seen how its top stars Pattinson and Stewart will deal with an international press tour and red carpets. But Summit, the studio releasing Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, has confirm all promotion is a-go. Nancy Kirkpatrick, the company%u2019s head of worldwide marketing, said, %u201CWhile it is studio policy not to comment on the personal lives of actors, Summit is moving full steam ahead.%u201D

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