Bryce Dallas Howard Cast In Third Twilight Film

Bryce Dallas Howard

Like her predecessor, Howard has long red hair

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is to play evil character Victoria in the third Twilight film, Eclipse.

The screen star will replace Rachelle Lefevre, who took on the role in the first two installments of the franchise, its makers have said.

Lefevre quit because production on a film with Dustin Hoffman is due to start in another part of Canada at the same time. Howard’s other screen credits include Terminator Salvation and Spider-Man.  Her father is Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, whose films include Frost/Nixon and A Beautiful Mind. The character of Victoria in the vampire saga is the sworn enemy of the story’s heroine, Bella.

The first film in the series was released last year, and its follow-up, New Moon, is due to hit cinemas in November. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are the stars of the franchise, which – to date – has proved a box office success. The third film, also based on the books by Stephanie Meyer, is due to begin production next month and is scheduled for release next June. A fourth movie based on Meyer’s novel Breaking Dawn is also due to be produced. Summit Entertainment’s Erik Feig said: “Rachelle brought Victoria to great screen life and Bryce will bring a new dimension to the character.

“The franchise is lucky to have such a talented actress as Bryce coming in to fill the role.”

New Moon Clothing Line To Debut At Nordstrom

New Moon ClothingNordstrom is launching a “Twilight Saga: New Moon” clothing line that will debut in the department store come October, In Style Magazine is reporting.  The collection features a variety of graphic tees with messages like “Bet You Can’t Read My Mind,” “Forks High School,” and of course “Team Edward” and “Team Jacob” (why can’t we all just get along?). The line includes jewelry, jackets and dresses.
The collection will be in stores in time for the sequel’s November release.  Read the full article here: NEW MOON
For a first look at the entire line: CLOTHING LINE PREVIEW

Movie Company Buys Rights To All Twilight Books

Summit Entertainment, who is releasing “Twilight” this month, is looking to make future movies based on the popular series.

The company has acquired rights to the next three novels in Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster vampire series and has hired “Twilight” scriptwriter Melissa Rosenberg to write the scripts based on “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” the second and third books, respectively.

A fourth book, “Breaking Dawn,” does not has a writer.

“Twilight,” which revolves around the relationship between an average teenage girl, Bella, and a vampire, Edward, in a rainy Northwest town, has been generating incredible attention in anticipation of its Nov. 21 release.

Summit, which has been eager for a franchise as it rolls out its distribution slate, hopes that the movie’s built-in teen and early-twentysomething audience will get an added boost from older filmgoers.

In “New Moon,” Edward leaves Bella, sending Bella into a depression and a friendship with another vampire. In the third book, “Eclipse,” that relationship triangle evolves, while evil empires begin to pursue Bella.

“Breaking Dawn” pushes the plot further with a marriage between Bella and Edward.

Rosenberg, who also penned “Step Up” and is a writer/co-exec producer on Showtime’s “Dexter,” has said she was methodical in writing the scripts, choosing not to read future “Twilight” books so she could stay true to the evolution of the characters.

source: hollywood reporter