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Kristen Stewart, Will Ferrell Bring the Laughs in New Crime Movies & More Casting News

12/16/2012 at 01:25 PM EST

Kristen Stewart Lands Role in Crime Film
Sandra Vergara, Kristen Stewart
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Sofia Vergara may be the break-out star of Modern Family, but now her younger sister is stepping into the spotlight.

Sandra Vergara – who is Sofia's biological cousin and adopted sister – just landed a role on an upcoming episode of CSI, TV Line reports. Sandra, 24, will play Latin pop star Silvana, who is about to make her debut in the U.S. when her sister Marta is killed. Silvana has to keep her cool and figure out who she can trust once the murderer comes after her.

Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart and Will Ferrell have found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

After much speculation, Kristen Stewart will star opposite Ben Affleck in Focus, in which Stewart plays a novice con artist who gets together with veteran Affleck to learn the tricks of the trade."It's a comedy. I'm really excited about it. We start shooting in April," she told The Huffington Post.



Ferrell teams up with comedian Kevin Hart and heads to prison in the upcoming comedy Get Hard, First Showing reports. When investment bank manager Ferrell is sent to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn't commit, he enlists the help of street-savvy Hart to get him ready to go behind bars. 

Also coming soon:

Modern Family's Ty Burrell will replace Christoph Waltz's character in The Muppets sequel, First Showing reports.

Community's Gillian Jacobs is the newest addition to the movie Walk of Shame, First Showing reports. Jacobs joins lead Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden in the comedy. The story follows an L.A. anchor who must retrace her steps after a night of hard partying in order to be on air on time. 

•Gillian Anderson is returning to broadcast television after a decade, Entertainment Weekly reports. The X-Files' Agent Scully will join the upcoming NBC drama Hannibal as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier, Dr. Hannibal Lecter's own therapist. 

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