Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult for 1984 adaptation

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Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult will both star in a remake of the film 1984, originally based on the dystopian novel by George Orwell, published in 1949.

The pair will play lovers in the upcoming adaptation which is named Equals. It has been described as a romanticised version of the novel which first introduced the idea of ‘Big Brother’.

Talking to The Associated Press yesterday, Stewart said “I’m terrified of it. Though it’s a movie with a really basic concept, it’s overtly ambitious. It’s a love story of epic, epic, epic proportion. I’m scared.”

Equals will be directed by Drake Doremus, who previously worked on the 2011 film Like Crazy which starred Hoult’s girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence.

Talking about Doremus’s expectations, Stewart said “I trust Drake’s process and I know we will do something really natural and real. But I told Drake, ‘Don’t expect that I am going to be able to do this. It’s too hard’.”

The pair are set to begin filming Equals later this year,

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