A friend's father was shot in the back, and another friend was murdered. 'It was a Huck Finn life, too,' she said." Growing up in Mc Allen, Hardwicke describes it as "wild".
As a child she did not attend many movies and explains, "I didn’t go to many movies. At the time, you could not go to a significant museum unless you drove three hours to Corpus Christi or four to San Antonio".
The book was first published in 2000 by Random House. Variety reported that Hardwicke was quite eager to sign on for the project after reading Hahn’s script.“This is one of those stories and characters that stir your imagination and steal your heart and just stick with you forever.
I am thrilled to have the chance to adapt this beloved novel and I can’t imagine anyone more uniquely equipped to bring this story to life than Catherine Hardwicke, a Stargirl in her own right,” Hahn told Variety.
Pattinson and Stewart first met when the British actor flew to Los Angeles to test for the role of Edward Cullen- a role both Hardwicke and Stewart lobbied for him to get.In this economy, clearly they’re hoping for the same low budget, quick turnaround. Can Summit afford to make a movie with its heartthrob missing from 3 quarters of the movie? Here’s Catherine Hardwicke with Kristen and Rob in Munich the other day. This is mitigated however by a gorgeous Kristen standing beside him. But as the series progresses, and storylines become more complicated – and ridiculous and horrible and cheesy because, UGH, Stephenie Meyer sucks! The excuse they’re floating, naturally, is that Hardwicke is difficult and that they were unhappy with many aspects of the finished Twilight product out in theatres right now, including the sappy ass direction and Edward’s constipated facial expressions. If they force Edward into the movie, how will the fan freaks react? Rob has already alluded to the fact that he hopes they don’t mess with the story and Kristen has demonstrated her stubborn streak by straight up refusing even during the filming of the first movie to spit out Stephenie Meyer’s horrid dialogue and/or adhere to the expectations usually placed upon young Hollywood starlets. Rob seemed to scale back slightly on the open-mouth posing. Readers will remember her work from “Twilight,” “Red Riding Hood” and “Thirteen” all of which turned out to be exceptionally good movies.Hardwicke recently finished her work on production of Lionsgate’s Drew Barrymore romantic comedy “Miss You Already.” The new film will tell the story of two friends whose friendship is falling apart due to various problems. She has helped with the setting up of Plan B Entertainment with former Hollywood couple Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.