Kristen Stewart directing BDS activist's memoir film

The actress hopes to finish her film adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch's memoir 'The Chronology of Water' by the end of the year.

The 75th Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Crimes of the Future" in competition - Cannes, France, May 24, 2022. Cast member Kristen Stewart poses. (photo credit: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD)
The 75th Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Crimes of the Future" in competition - Cannes, France, May 24, 2022. Cast member Kristen Stewart poses.
(photo credit: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD)

American actress Kristen Stewart is directing the film adaptation of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activist Lidia Yuknavitch's memoir The Chronology of Water, according to a report in IndieWire on Wednesday.

Stewart, who starred in the vampire romance film series The Twilight Saga, told IndieWire that she hoped to finish her new film by the end of the year.

Lidia Yuknavitch in 2012 (credit: RACHEL KRAMER BUSSEL/CC BY 2.0/(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)Lidia Yuknavitch in 2012 (credit: RACHEL KRAMER BUSSEL/CC BY 2.0/(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

Film budget issues

But the Oscar-nominated actress has not yet secured the financing for the film, the report said, in part because Stewart wanted to limit the film crew to just five people, with a loose schedule.

The film highlights Yuknavitch's struggles with addiction and coming to terms with her bisexuality, as well as her activism in the BDS movement, IndieWire reported.

"She's in my blood."

Kristen Stewart

Stewart told the independent film review website that Yuknavitch's writing resonated with her on a personal level, saying, "She's in my blood."