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.
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."