Kristen Stewart Could Win an Oscar Playing Casey Anthony

Lindsay Mannering
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kristen stewartIn five years from now, will Kristen Stewart be on the big screen playing the lead role in Unjust: The Casey Anthony Story? Kristen kind of looks like Casey -- the two have similar hair and bone structure, though, ya know, KStew's waaay prettier. Lots of TV outlets and magazines are urging Kristen to play Casey in a yet unwritten potential movie version of Casey's life and trial.

It's all hypothetical at this point, but sources say that even the thought of being linked to Casey Anthony in any way is really upsetting to Kristen.

Oh, come on Kristen! Lighten up. I think you'd make an excellent Casey Anthony.

A source told Us Weekly that Kristen is so over the comparison to the 25-year-old Anthony.

She would never for no amount of money portray that girl. It's grossing her out. All those entertainment shows are doing polls and what not and her people just want it to stop!

But why? What gives, KStew? Plenty of actresses have portrayed less than savory characters, usually to critical acclaim. Kristen needs to break out of her brooding teen roles and see the bigger picture: Procedural dramas with meaty characters mean a chance to show off your acting chops. It means a chance at Oscar gold.

I think Kristen's a good actress and could really bring Casey's story to life. And it's not like Kristen would be blazing a trail here, Charlize Theron played prostitute-turned-serial-killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003's Monster proving that it doesn't matter how grotesque the role is, it's worth taking a risk portraying the unpopular. Theron won an Oscar for her performance. See?

Kristen could be shooting herself in the foot here by automatically ruling out potential roles. She's got a lengthy career ahead of her if she plays her cards right -- otherwise she could be relegated to a "Teen Stars of the 2000s 'Where Are They Now'" list. While I don't think she'll fall into that trap of former teen star obscurity, I do think she needs to keep her mind open.

Also, let's talk about the assumptive Casey Anthony movie for a second. I'm not shy to say that I'm on board. I'd watch it. I'd watch it especially if Kristen was in it. Who would play Cindy Anthony? Oooh, maybe Meredith Baxter. For some reason I want RPattz to play one of the jurors -- but really, I think he should be in every movie. Who's with me.

Would you want a Casey Anthony movie and/or Kristen to be in it?


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