Kristen Stewart Gets Ready to Start Filming Road-Trip Comedy ‘Sacramento’

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Kristen Stewart is joining the cast of Michael Angarano’s Sacramento.

Stewart, 33, is set to star alongside Michael Cera in the flick, and Angarano, who is directing and wrote the movie, will also star alongside his fiancée and mother of his son Leon Frederick, Maya Erskine, 35. Also starring alongside the film’s main cast are AJ Mendez, Iman Karam, and Rosalind Chao.

The comedy will follow Rickey (played by Angarano), an energetic and free-spirited young man, and Glenn (played by Cera), his long-time friend who’s settled into domestic life. On an impromptu road trip from Los Angeles to Sacramento, their past comes into focus and questions their future.

Stewart will portray Glenn’s wife, Rosie. And Plus One star Erskine has been cast as Rickey’s wife, Tallie.

“We feel grateful and very excited to make a movie like Sacramento. Chris Smith and I started writing this film years ago after a pilot of ours didn’t get picked up. We’re honored to be working with this wildly talented cast and crew led by Stephen at Bee-Hive, who is not only a great partner but a true collaborator. It’s already been quite a journey. But we’re finally ready to go make a movie.” Angarano says in an interview with Deadline.

Bee-Hive Production’s Stephen Braun, The Wonder Company’s Eric B. Fleischman and Chris Abernathy, Sam Grey, and Angarano and his co-writer Chris Smith are also listed as producers.

A Little Backstory on the Sacramento Cast…

Before Kristen Stewart rose to fame with Twilight, she and Angarano, 35, actually dated from 2005 until early 2009. And in 2019, Angarano, most recently known for his role as Nick Pearson in This Is Us, confirmed he and Erskine had begun dating. They were engaged by November 2020 and welcomed their son into the world in 2021.

Kristen Stewart at the Film Independent Spirit Awards
Kristen Stewart at the Film Independent Spirit Awards / Photo Credit: Tinseltown

What’s Next for Kristen Stewart

Aside from getting ready to film Sacramento, Stewart is currently in post-production on two projects, including the sci-fi drama Love Me and the romance thriller Love Lies Bleeding. Neither of the films currently have release dates.

She’s also in pre-production on two additional projects, including Sontag, where she’ll star as Susan Sontag, an influential writer and intellectual who often distilled complex ideas about human rights and social justice into clear-headed essays. Sontag is expected to begin filming towards the end of 2023 in California, New York, Paris, and Sarajevo.

Additionally, she’s also set to direct The Chronology of Water, which she also wrote the screenplay for alongside Andy Mingo. That project is an adaptation of author Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir. The story focuses on Yuknavitch’s bisexuality, addiction issues, and involvement with the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement opposing Israeli oppression of Palestine. 

Though the very next thing on Stewart’s radar will be the filming of Sacramento. The project is expected to start filming soon in Los Angeles.


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