Kristen Stewart, whose credits include Panic Room, Fierce People and The Messengers, has joined the cast of producer Arthur Cohn's remake of the 1977 Japanese comedic drama Yellow Handkerchief. Udayan Prasad is directing.

William Hurt, Maria Bello and Eddie Redmayne are set to star in the film, which is scheduled to begin shooting in Louisiana on Mar 27.

Stewart will play Martine, a lonely young woman who takes a road trip with Hurt, who plays an ex-con, and Redmayne in the role of a lonely teen. Bello plays Hurt's character's ex-wife.

Yoji Yamada directed the Japanese original, which starred Ken Takakura, Chieko Baisho, and Tetsuya Takeda.