I know that all of you Twi-hards out there are dying for info on the Breaking Dawn films, and news is finally starting to flow in on the movies!
Stephenie Meyer’s novel, Breaking Dawn, will be split into two movies. The first film will open in theaters November 18, 2011. Part two is set for release November 16, 2012. Yeah, a whole year apart.
New Cast Member
Actress Maggie Grace has just been cast as Irina, the Denali vampire who mistakenly outs Edward and Bella’s child as an immortal. Grace is best known for her work on TV’s Lost, as well as in the movies Knight and Day, Taken and The Jane Austen Book Club.
The biggest casting news is of course who will play Renesmee! Nine-year-old actress Mackenzie Foy has reportedly been chosen to play Bella and Edward’s child, Renesmee Cullen. But this has yet to be confirmed! So don’t get too excited.
Entertainment Weekly says that the young actress is close to signing on for the role of Renesmee, although Summit Entertainment has yet to confirm this bit of casting news. Lame.
But that’s not all the Renesmee news, if Mackenzie does land the role, she will be portraying a character that ages very very quickly. You may wonder how the film’s director will pull that off without making it look cheesy. Well, sources claim that director Bill Condon will use similar digital effects to those used by David Fincher in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Which means that little Mackenzie’s face would be digitally transferred onto the face of a younger child. Hmm.
The first Breaking Dawn movie is currently filming in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The second one is set to be filmed in Brazil, where sources say Bella and Edward will be exchanging their marital vows.
One big question all fans have is what’s going on with the Breaking Dawn script. Ashley Greene joked, “I haven’t seen the script yet. I reckon it will come in a sealed secret box, with a tracking device.” Yeah, that’s not exactly informative is it?
More Breaking Dawn news to come… once they start revealing more that is.