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Looks like Kristen Stewart is trying to differentiate herself from the Twilight series with a Southern drama, a deep Southern accent, and a all-star, Academy Award nominated cast. This is the first I’ve heard of The Yellow Handkerchief although apparently it’s been making it’s way around festivals for some time and finally found a release date. Samuel Goldywn has just released the first official trailer and poster and has been marketing as a “Kristen Stewart film” but I’m more excited about the supporting cast which includes William Hurt, Maria Bello and Eddie Redmayne.

The film was directed by Udayan Prasad, produced by Arthur Cohn, and loosely based on a short story by renowned writer Pete Hamill. Sounds like it’s the little indie that could thanks to Stewarts recent stardom. Check out the poster and trailer below…

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Official Synopsis

A love story at its core, THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF is about three strangers of two generations who embark on a road trip through post Katrina Louisiana. Along the way, relationships forge and change in a myriad of ways, leading to the possibility of second chances at life and love.

Brett Hanson (William Hurt) dealing with a painful past, crosses paths with Martine (Kristen Stewart), a troubled teenager ,and her new ‘ride’ Gordy (Eddie Redmayne).  The trio head out together, each motivated by his/her own reasons:  Brett must decide whether he wants to return to the uncertainty of his life and his ex-wife May (Maria Bello) for whom he longs, Martine yearns to escape her family and Gordy hopes to get close to her.

The film had an exclusive, self-released, one-week run last year in LA, and has played in multiple film festivals across the globe, ranging from the Sundance Film Festival to Hong Kong’s International Film Festival. The film will be available in theaters on February 12th 2010.

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Are you interested in the film? Do you think Krisetn Stewart is enough to get people into theaters?