Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Victoria replaced? Say it ain't so!

Los Angeles, CA July 28, 2009 Summit Entertainment announced today that Bryce Dallas Howard will take over the role of "Victoria" in the studio's upcoming production of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. Actress, Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed the character in TWILIGHT as well as the upcoming release of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, will not continue in the role due to scheduling conflicts with another commitment the actor has made. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE will start filming in Vancouver this coming August.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, the third film in the studio's TWILIGHT film franchise based on Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster book series, will be directed by David Slade from a screenplay written by Melissa Rosenberg. The film will be released theatrically i
n North America on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

"We are incredibly happy that Bryhttp://www.bestsexycelebs.com/bryce_dallas_howard/pictures/2.jpgce has agreed to come into the franchise,"said Erik Feig, Summit's President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions. "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."

Howard most recently starred in TERMINATOR SALVATION as Kate Connor and has been seen in SPIDER-MAN 3, LADY IN THE WATER, and THE VILLAGE. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her leading performance as an actress in the HBO film AS YOU LIKE IT.

THR reports: The studio attributed the move to scheduling conflicts. The actress was recently cast in the indie drama "Barney's Version" opposite Dustin Hoffman, which also has an Aug. 17 start date, only several thousand kilometers east, in Quebec.


  1. ugh do not get me started on this now. i already ranted about it on like 5 other websites...haha
    but i have officially decided that i am not going to see eclipse in the theaters. im gonna be sneaky and watch it for free on the internet haha

  2. Kinda disappointed about this. I think Rachelle fit the part perfect. This new person seems too glam for the part. Rachelle had that edge to her which was awesome. Rachelle was beautiful too, but I just cant see this new person having the rough edge to her... But Ill make a judgement once Ive seen the movie

  3. MAJOR bummer. On the Celebsession Blog (celebsession.com/2009/07/oh-my-hotdamn-twilight-series-producers.html)it says that Bryce is the daughter of Ron Howard (famous director/Opie/Richie Cunningham), and that he might direct Breaking Dawn since they cast her. Knowing how many director problems they've been having with the series, could this be true? That would suck. Poor Rachelle. It must really hurt to get cut out of such a successful movie.

  4. Ugh I would really hate to see Ron Howard direct Breaking Dawn...